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Substance abuse is high among children in the US — Youth Today

Substance abuse

Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs costs the U.S. about $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care, according to statistics.

The consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse often affect children aged 12, hampering their ability to perform well in schools and mingle well in social settings and family gatherings.

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