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What Are the Latest Teen Drug Abuse Statistics?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 6, 2020 Updated: August 11, 2021 As with everything else during adolescence, teenagers experiment with all substances, including drugs and alcohol. The latest teen drug abuse statistics indicate that the trend is worsening as experimentation spreads from illicit drugs into prescription medication and common household chemicals.…

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Social Media, Teens, and Substance Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 29, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Addiction does not discriminate, meaning anyone, regardless of age, can develop a substance abuse problem. While teen drug use and abuse have slowly declined over the past decade, 5% of teens have a substance abuse problem and do not receive…