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The associations between substance use, academic failure and dropout are strong and well recognized among researchers and educators who study adolescent substance use.
Do you think your teen may be using drugs? Here are six tips on how to have a discussion.
The teen years are often a time to explore and learn more about themselves as they approach adulthood. Often, this involves experimenting and testing their boundaries. The desire to do something new or risky is a normal part of teen development.
Youth are using, buying, and selling drugs on school campuses and at school events in middle schools and secondary schools. Find out how your school is handling this problem.
If you have a teen in your life, you're probably well aware that social media takes up a lot of their time.
Driving while drugged can impair a person's ability to drive a car. Learn more about this dangerous activity.
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