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Substance Use Prevention

Research continues to prove that substance use by teenagers can have a negative impact on their developing brains. This reason, along with many other consequences, makes substance use prevention vitally important.

Parents often wonder if there is something they should be doing in their child’s early years to help prevent use and addiction later in life. Partnership To End Addiction published an article entitled “Is Substance Use a Part of ‘Normal’ Teen Behavior?” on their webpage. Click HERE to access the article that addresses the importance of early action by parents.

Understanding why teens struggle with substance use can help parents know how to keep their teens healthy and safe. The article suggests teenagers use because they are trying to belong to a peer group, wanting to socialize with friends and struggling with emotional and psychological pain.