Fewer US Adolescents Participating in Substance Use Prevention

Fewer US Adolescents Participating in Substance Use Prevention

The percentage of American teens participating in school-based substance use prevention programs has dropped from 48% in 2002/2003 to 40% in 2015/2016, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health

Noteworthy declines in receiving substance use prevention were found among Latinos, youth from rural areas and those from economically disadvantaged families.

These findings are a red-alert to prevention and health professionals and organizations concerned about protecting and promoting the physical and mental health of youth in the US.

Read the research abstract: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1054139X19302319

Read a related article in Health News: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-youth-substance-abuse-idUSKCN1VC1Q9

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"The opposite of substance use isn't non-use, 
it's wellness!"

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