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Substance Abuse Among Youth

Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth can lead to problems at school, cause or aggravate physical and mental health-related issues, promote poor peer relationships, cause motor-vehicle accidents, and place stress on the family. They can also develop into lifelong issues such as substance dependence, chronic health problems, and social and financial consequences.

This recovery month, we would like to encourage our Participants to help ensure our youth are educated about alcohol and drugs. Helping children and teens understand the repercussions of drug use can better prevent a problem from forming and possibly reduce future issues into their adult life.