Substance Abuse in Young Adults

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Substance Abuse in Young Adults
Introduction
Substance abuse is the excessive use and dependence on drugs and medications that affects the individual’s emotional well-being, health and interactions and relationships with others (O’Connor, 2009). Substance abuse starts in the pre-teen years and data from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that the illicit drug usage in the US in individuals 12 years and older for 2007-2008 was 8.7%. The results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a 18.1% usage of marijuana in 2009 and a 21.2% overall usage of illicit drugs in young adults between the ages of 18 to 15 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2010). Marijuana was reported as the...
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