Drug abuse and adolescents - Opioid addiction, part 11
This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about drug abuse and the risk of addiction for adolescents. It explains that young people are at great risk of becoming addicted to drugs, and emphasizes the potential damage drug use can do to developing areas of the brain. It discusses factors that can impact drug use in teens, including life changes, increased exposure to drugs, curiosity, peer pressure, engagement in risky behavior, and still-developing sense of judgment and decision-making skills. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.