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Unformatted text preview: have smoked cigarettes. About 580,000 used marijuana, and 631,000 have had alcohol. An average of 8,000 teens had alcohol for the first time. Almost 14,500 had tried other types of drugs for the first time (ex. marijuana, pain relievers, and cigarettes). Use of drugs at such a young age significantly increases the use of other drugs later on. There are groups of adolescents that are at a higher risk than others. They include those with a broken family, abusive parents, depressed children, and others that suffer similar problems. http://www.focusas.com/substanceabuse.html 2008 http://www.csdp.org/research/childuse.pdf August 1998 Steinberg, L. (1989). Adolescence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. pp. 406-412. Steinglass, P. (1979). Family therapy with alcoholics: A review. In Kaufman, E. & Kaufman, P. (Eds.). Family therapy of drug and alcohol abuse. New York: Gardner Press. pp. 147-186....
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