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Troubled Teens - The teen drug problem

  The teen drug problem in America has drawn the attention many parents in recent years. According to the 1998 National Household Survey on Teen Drug Abuse, nearly ten percent of teens between the ages of twelve and seventeen used illegal drugs - a number less than 11.4 percent from just the year prior – including marijuana (8.3%), cocaine (0.8%) and inhalants (1.1%) (SAMHSA, 1998). Statistics for 2002 reflect a slight drop in teenage drug usage to 8.3 percent for overall consumption of all illicit drugs. Still heading the list as most commonly used drug for troubled teens was marijuana (75% of all teen users) followed by cocaine (0.9%) and marijuana combined with one or more other drugs (20%). Cigarettes were found to be a strong precursor for troubled teens to who used illicit drugs, representing about eight times the number to those teens who smoked (48.1%) and those teens who did not (6.2%). Gender differences play a role as well amongst teenagers, with a greater majority of male teens using illegal drugs (12.3%) than their female teenage counterparts (10.9%) (SAMHSA, 2002).

Alcohol, a legal drug restricted to teens only by age, proves both plentiful, available and popular among teens aged twelve through seventeen, with both casual and binge drinking reflecting a higher percentage of usage in college-age teens (GDCADA, 2004). This website aims to explore statistics, and problems to the
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Methamphetamine - Physical and Social Effects.
  
Teen Smoking - Why they start and how it is effecting teens socially and physically.
 
Teen Drug Use Statistics I - A few alarming statistics of teen drug use.
 
Teen Drug Use Statistics II - Some more interesting statistics on teen drug use.

Alcohol on Campus - The trends of alcohol consumption on college campuses.
 
Teens and Steroids - Effects and warning signs of teen steroid use.

Ecstacy - Teens and the Drug Ecstacy.
 
Over the Counter Drug Abuse - The rising trend of teens abusing over the counter drugs.

Household Products - If your teenager decides to experiment with drugs, their first high may not come from illicit drugs, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, or marijuana.

Club Drugs - As clubs grow in popularity among teens, so do the drugs associated with clubs.
Marijuana - Marijuana Use Among Teens.

Teen Drug Use
- The Health Effects of Teen Drug Use. 
 
Teens and Alcohol - The Health Effects of Teen Alcohol Use.
 
Teen Drug Addiction -  Addiction patterns and statitistics of teen drug abuse.
 
Inhalants - The Silent Epidemic: Teens and the Use of Inhalants.
 
Cocaine Use Among Teens -  A definition and warning signs of cocaine use among teens.
 
Prescription Drug Abuse -  Recognizing the prescription drugs that are being abused by teens.

Hallucinogens -  Understanding hallucinogens and how they are abused by teens.

Addiction and the Family -  Raising drug free teenagers.

Overindulgent Parents -  There is a link between teenage drug use and overindulgent parents.

Teen Addiction -  Talking to teens about addiction.
 
 
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