Adolescent girls abuse drugs and alcohol just as much if not more than boys, a new study indicates. Contrary to popular belief, more girls are new substance abusers. In , 1. Conversely, a Centers for Disease Control survey of high school students found male students more likely to report methamphetamine use than their female classmates. Marijuana is the drug of choice for girls; they prefer it over cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, and all other illicit drugs combined, according to ONDCP.
Girls Equal, Exceed Boys in Substance Abuse
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Wilson Compton of the National Institute on Drug Abuse about a new study that found the use of illicit substances dropped among teens last year. Teen drug use in the United States is in decline. A government study finds that the overall use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and illicit substances dropped among American teens last year, but why? We're joined in the studio by Dr. Wilson Compton. He's deputy director of the National Institute for drug abuse.
Talking with teenagers about drugs
Between illegal substances and prescription medications it may be hard to know where to start talking about drugs. But drugs can be dangerous and some teenagers are not aware of all the risks. There is no script for talking with teens, but here are a few tips for talking with them about drugs:. As a parent, if your teenager is using drugs you may feel anger, sadness, fear or confusion.
Many addictions develop from drug abuse that starts during adolescence. The teenage brain is still developing, increasing the risk of addiction. Call Now. Treatment Center Locator.