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Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. Drug abuse has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities. From NIDA’s perspective, the use of all illicit drugs and the inappropriate use of licit drugs is considered drug abuse.
Drug Addiction Stories
Dangers of Prescription Drug Use
Download the entire PDF here from NIDA here - National Institute on Drug Abuse
If you want more information and access to research and legislation on alcohol issues, use the link to the California Council on Alcohol Problems Alcohol, www.calcap.org .
If you want more information and access to research and legislation on gambling issues, use the link to the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion, www.ccage.org .