Based on sample of teens, young adults and adults in Based on a sample of older adolescent university students, Chairperson and President of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
One such risk is the use of substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs. Parents can help by talking to their teen’s pediatrician about screening for substance use. Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco are substances most commonly used by adolescents.
Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol, but few realize the risks. Teens who abuse drugs are more likely to become addicted later in.