Teens use drugs for many reasons. They may do it because they want to fit in with friends or certain groups. They may also take a drugs because they like the way it makes them feel or believe that it makes them more grown up. Teens tend to try new things and take risks, and they may take drugs because it seems exciting. The problem is that what may start as seemly harmless exploration can quickly lead to devastating addiction. Here are a number of links that provide a comprehensive look at teen drug use and abuse.
Peruse this website to find information about the growing problem of
teen drug abuse, and what you can do to help alleviate the issue.
This is a comprehensive website that offers support and advice on how
to help teens dealing with drug addiction.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has set-up this website for teens,
to help educate them- in a fun and interactive way- on the effects of
The Drug Free Action Alliance brings together people, groups, and resources
to prevent substance abuse. They are the hub of programming and resources
to help communities prevent the abuse of drugs.