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Sep 01, 2013
Authors:
David Murphey,
Megan C. Barry,
Brigitte Gavin Vaughn,
Lina Guzman,
Mary A. Terzian

This Adolescent Health Highlight presents statistical information about the extent, types, and patterns of adolescents’ use of illicit drugs;
discusses their effects on adolescents’ health and well‐being; shares findings from research about factors that can help adolescents avoid substance use and abuse; and presents strategies for preventing illicit drug use among adolescents and treating those with drug problems.

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David Murphey
Megan C. Barry
Brigitte Gavin Vaughn
Lina Guzman
Mary A. Terzian