According to the Partnership at DrugFree.org, prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds.
If you begin regular marijuana use as a teen, you can lose an average of 8 IQ points, and you do not get them back, even if you stop using the drug.
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Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the internet and celebrities.
National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder affects an estimated 40,000 children each year.
Underage drinking and excessive drinking by adults is the third leading cause of preventable death.
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