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Teenage Substance Abuse in the United States

Everyone knows that adolescence can be a trying time. Not only are physical changes underway, but the emotional toll taken on young people can be extremely difficult. In large part, the decisions made during a person’s teenage years will have a great impact on future successes and failures.

Whether it be out of an effort to gain social acceptance amongst a desired group of peers or a simple act of rebellion, more and more of America’s youth are experimenting with harmful substances — alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medications — each and every year. In order for drug rehab and a world of heartache to be entirely avoided, drug education must take place.

Here at Miramar, we’re doing our part to inform our country’s young people as to the dangers of substance abuse. Please take a moment or two to fully digest the content of the following infographic:

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