Teen Substance Use & Abuse

“Substance use is when you take or ingest any substance, such as alcohol or drugs. Substance abuse is when you take or ingest more than what is recommended of a substance. For teenagers, it is recommended to avoid all substances because your brain is not fully developed. However, many teens experiment with different substances like vaping, weed, tobacco, and alcohol. Some teenagers may even consider “hard drugs” such as cocaine, meth, or opioids. Regardless of the substance, if it’s not prescribed by a doctor and taken as prescribed, experimenting with substances can have negative effects.”

Find more from Oasis Mental Health Applications (2020)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.