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Teen Drug Trends and Statistics

In a recent U.S. News and World report, more than 90 percent of adults who developed a substance use disorder or addiction began during their teen years, mainly before they were 18. What can be perceived as an innocent use of e-cigarettes, Adderall, and other prescription drugs puts teens at a much greater risk for fatal consequences.

According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, there is a decline in teens abusing certain substances; however, there are still a disturbing trends relating to teen drug abuse. Are you aware of what troubled teens are up to these days? Below is a list of current teen drug trends and statistics: 

Teen Drug Trends and Statistics

Many parents wonder if their teen is experimenting with drugs or if they are in need of substance abuse treatment. Regardless of your teen’s level of substance use, it is still a serious issue. Substance abuse in adolescence can quickly evolve in to a full-blown addiction. 

At Teen Treatment Center, we treat teens who are abusing: 

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription drugs (OxyContin, Adderall, Xanax, etc.)
  • Illicit drugs (Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.)
Our evidence-based treatment methods will address any underlying issues contributing to your teenager's substance abuse and decline in mental health. For additional information about our substance abuse treatment for teens, call us at 844-924-8281 or chat with us online. We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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