Substance Use Among Virginia High School Students: Results From The Virginia Youth Survey – 2015
Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research
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Drug abuse most often begins in adolescence and young adulthood, when youth begin trying alcohol, tobacco, and illegal and prescription drugs. Adolescents most frequently abuse alcohol, followed by marijuana and tobacco. Repeated substance use can result in school failure, poor mental health, impaired memory, problems with family relationships and friendships, and increased overall risky behavior.
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