According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens who use drugs may show behavioral problems and struggle in school. Substance use is especially dangerous for adolescents since the brain is still developing. Substance use can cause lasting brain changes and places youth at an increased risk of dependence. Substance use increases the chance of risky sexual behaviors, risk of mot or vehicle accidents and drug misuse can lead to addiction.
Substance abuse among youth is a problem across all socio-economical, educational and geographical areas and the face of adolescent substance use is always changing. Join us for this informative presentation to learn more about the issue of youth substance abuse, including updated data about substance use in Indiana and current trends of usage among youth.