Anyone can develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but teens are often particularly vulnerable to substance use and abuse. Adolescence lends itself to curiosity and exploration, which can have deadly impacts when teen drug use is thrown into the mix. While the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that teen alcohol and illicit substance use have stagnated or decreased in recent years, teen addiction remains a possibility parents can’t ignore. 

The best way to protect a teen from addiction is to stay informed about the causes and risk factors of teen substance abuse. Read more about these and other related topics using the resources provided on this page.