Drug Use In Adolescence Research Topic Review - Running head DRUG USE IN ADODLESCENE RESEARCH TOPIC REVIEW Marquell Garrett Southern New Hampshire

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Running head: DRUG USE IN ADODLESCENE RESEARCH TOPIC REVIEW 1 Marquell Garrett May 03, 2015 Southern New Hampshire University Research Methods in Psychology II Dr. Sexton-Radek Drug Use In Adolescence Research Topic Review
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DRUG USE IN ADODLESCENE RESEARCH TOPIC REVIEW 2 Drug Abuse In Adolescence Research Topic Review Drug abuse in adolescence drug use is alarmingly high. While some would argue that the drug usage is no higher than it was in past generations, there are some research and data that contradicts this ideology. A very high number of teens admit to using or having experimented with drugs, other than marijuana. Some people believe that this is because teen drug usage is viewed as a “rite of passage”. However, is it a “rite of passage” for teenagers to abuse prescription drugs and use hardcore drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine? It is these type of drugs that teenagers are increasingly using. Problem According to an article in Time , it is not is not a good idea to view teenage drug useage as a “rite of passage” (Park, 2011). Alice Park says in a new report on drugs, “alcohol and tobacco use among teens in the U.S., the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at
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