The Rise in Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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Underage Drinking-Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?

Underage Drinking-Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented? | The Rise in Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
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Teens are starting to drink as young as 13 years old, due to varies reasons such as peer pressure, depression, or purely just to rebel.

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Why the sudden rise in teen-age binge drinking?  

Why the sudden rise in teen-age binge drinking?   | The Rise in Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
“Young drunks invade emergency rooms,” ran a recent headline in our own NY Daily News.
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Each year, there have been more teens ending up in the hospital due to excessive drug and or alcohol use.

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High School Dropouts More Likely to Have Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problems - PR Web (press release)

High School Dropouts More Likely to Have Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problems - PR Web (press release) | The Rise in Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
High School Dropouts More Likely to Have Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problems PR Web (press release) Recovery Associates is a drug and alcohol treatment center that provides a variety of programs and services for men, women and teens struggling with...
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The reason why teens drop out varys, but a high number of them is due to drug and alcohol abuse. 

When a teen drops out they seem to turn to drugs or alcohol more

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Dramatic rise in substance abuse in America - Teen Drug Use Number One Health Problem

Statistics on drug abuse in America - American statistics on illicit drug use 2010 Dramatic rise in substance abuse in America - Teen Drug Use Number One Hea...
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Statistics show that the use of drugs are increasing within teens and adults

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Bullied Teens Seek Comfort in Alcohol, Drugs

Bullied Teens Seek Comfort in Alcohol, Drugs | The Rise in Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Being the target of bullying is a serious problem for many of today’s teens.  It can lead to significant emotional pain and trauma, and isn’t something tha (RT @addictiontweets: Being bullied at school increases the odds that a #teen will abuse...
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Teens are suffering more from depression for different reasons which has a huge affect on their decision to turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the pain

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National Study Confirms Teen Drug Use Trending in Wrong Direction: Marijuana, Ecstasy Use Up Since 2008, Parents Feel Ill-Equipped To Respond | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

National Study Confirms Teen Drug Use Trending in Wrong Direction: Marijuana, Ecstasy Use Up Since 2008, Parents Feel Ill-Equipped To Respond | The Partnership at Drugfree.org | The Rise in Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization working toward a vision where all teens and young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
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Since 2008 the number of teens using alcohol or drugs has increased. Teens are starting to drink at a young age, and then turning to drugs. It has gotten out of hand to the point where parents do not know how to handle the situation.

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