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What is Drug Abuse?

Defining drug abuse isn’t always easy. A majority of people use prescription and recreational drugs. However, using doesn’t necessarily mean you have an addiction. What is drug abuse? To answer this question let’s explore how to identify substance abuse, why it’s so dangerous, and how to treat it. What is Drug Abuse? There are two…

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New Study Shows Alarming Information About Daily Adolescent Substance Use

According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an alarming number of adolescents are using drugs, alcohol and cigarettes on any average day. The report provides the following statistics about daily adolescent substance use. On an average day, 881,684 kids age 12 – 17 smoked cigarettes On an average day, 646,707…

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Fewer Teens Receiving Substance Abuse Prevention Messages

Posted by Steps to Recovery on February 8, 2013 The most vulnerable people in our culture are now receiving less support around substance abuse prevention. Current government research is indicating that a high percentage of teenagers are experiencing fewer messages about substance abuse prevention from the media and at school. This new report shows that…