Good article on myths and facts regarding substance abuse and drug addiction
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The article, National Drug and Alcohol Fa cts Weeks about dispelling myths on substance abuse, by Winchester Sun states,
“National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a health observance linking teens to science based facts to “shatter the myth” about drugs.
Substance use can lead teens to long-term social and health problems, injury and even death.
Growth and development can be affected by tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Teens who abuse these substances may have trouble building relationships, finding their identity and becoming emotionally stable.
They also may have trouble preparing for the future. Substance abuse can affect learning and memory, which can harm a teen’s schoolwork.
Substance abuse can grow very quickly from occasional drug use or experimenting to addiction in teens.”
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