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Drug abuse is a serious public health problem.It affects almost every community and family in some way. Drug abuse in children and teenagers may pose a greater hazard than in older people. This is because their brains are not yet fully developed. As a result, the brains of young people may be more susceptible to drug abuse and addiction than adult brains.

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  1. Drugs and Young People (National Library of Medicine)  
    Drug abuse is a serious public health problem.It affects almost every community and family in some way. ...
  2. Drug Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
    Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. ...
  3. Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
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  4. Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
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  6. Prescription Drug Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
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  7. Drug and Substance Abuse (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
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  9. Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for Smoked Substances: 1992 to 2007 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)  
    ... scripting in your web browser. August 20, 2009 Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for Smoked Substances: 1992 to 2007 ... agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services in ...
  10. Substance Abuse/Use (AIDS.gov)  
    Translate Text Size Print Substance Abuse/Use How Are Drug Use and HIV Related? Alcohol and other drug use can play a significant role in the ... risk of HIV is to stop using drugs. Substance abuse treatment programs can help you do this. Many ...
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