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Youth and Drugs: Addressing and Preventing Adolescent Addiction

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Adolescence is a critical period of development, often marked by curiosity and experimentation. Unfortunately, this phase of life can also be a time when young individuals are exposed to drugs, leading to the risk of addiction.

Preventing adolescent addiction is not just about saying ‘no’ to drugs. It’s about understanding the complex factors that lead youth toward substance use and implementing multi-layered strategies to address these issues. The Role of Education in Preventing Adolescent Addiction Schools are not just places for academic learning; they are also environments where young people can learn about the risks associated with drug use.

Comprehensive drug education programs should focus on providing factual information about drugs, debunking myths, and teaching skills for resisting peer pressure.

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