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HealthSmart: Drugs and Young People

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Apr 8, 2015 11:05 AM
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Do you know a young person struggling with drug addiction?  Most likely the answer is yes.
It's a serious problem affecting every community across the country and right here in Pennsylvania.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug use is highest among people in their late teens and early twenties.  Listen as young recovering addicts share their stories.  Why did they choose to begin using drugs, how did they get them and why was it hard to put them down?  Plus, learn why experts in the field say people in this age range may be more prone to begin using drugs and what parents can do to intervene.

Watch HealthSmart:  Drugs and Young People

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