<strong>How does Gender Affect Substance Use?</strong>

How does Gender Affect Substance Use?

While the health risks of substances don’t discriminate by gender, addiction risks are different for male and female teens. Research has found that the sex of an individual affects their likelihood for addiction as well as the type of...

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Creating a Culture of Prevention

Creating a Culture of Prevention

Initiatives designed to prevent substance use often directly focus on discussion of the substances themselves. These conversations are a crucial element in helping teens understand the risks of substance use and how to avoid it. However, families...

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Drug Use and Teen Health

Drug Use and Teen Health

Drug use among teens is a serious concern for parents, educators, and public health officials. The statistics on teen drug use are alarming: illicit drug use is most common in young adults between the ages of 12-25. The health consequences of...

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Marijuana Use Among Teens

Marijuana Use Among Teens

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, and teen marijuana use is increasing faster than other drugs. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency found that 30.5% of high school seniors in the United States reported using...

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Flavored Tobacco Use Among Teens

Flavored Tobacco Use Among Teens

Teens and young adults are using flavored tobacco at an alarming rate, which is much higher than other age groups. Flavored tobacco has become more enticing than traditional cigarettes, vapes, hookah, and chewing tobacco products. More and more...

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