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Youth Drug Prevention

Youth is a time of significant development and change. It is also the period when substance use most commonly begins. Young people are disproportionately more likely to use substances, engage in risky patterns of use and experience harms from that use.


Youth is a time of significant development and change. It is also the period when substance use most commonly begins. Young people are disproportionately more likely to use substances, engage in risky patterns of use and experience harms from that use.

Evidence informed approaches to drug prevention have a significant impact on youth substance abuse and contribute to the overall health and well-being of young people.

Youth Drug Prevention

Youth is a time of significant development and change. It is also the period when substance use most commonly begins. Young people are disproportionately more likely to use substances, engage in risky patterns of use and experience harms from that use.

Posted November 7, 2013

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