Week Two Teen Issue: Underage Drinking/Alcohol Abuse -More than 8 percent of graders, 16 percent of sophomores, and 24 percent of seniors report recent binge drinking. -Research indicates that the human brain continues to develop into a person's
Young people are abusing prescription drugs at alarming rates. These drugs act on the same brain systems as illegal drugs and pose similar risks for dangerous health consequences, including later addiction.
Many addicts start using drugs in their teens and facts about drug abuse in teenagers are of interest to agencies who wish to reduce teenage drug abuse. It is thought if the number of teen drug abusers can be reduced, then addiction overall will decline.
This site mentions risk factors and protective factors again, but also tells how everyone in a person's life can help in the prevention efforts. This can teach students to help one another and check up on each other to help prevent drug abuse.