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Drugs Effects on the brain

For generations young people have used drugs, for lots of reasons: to medicate stress; to seem cool; to explore a curiosity; or to feed an addiction.

The particular drugs young people decide to use may depend on how risky they consider the substance to be.

One reason more and more young people are misusing prescription painkillers is they think drugs prescribed by doctors are less risky.

Education about the many ways drugs affect physical and emotional health can help kids make smarter choices.

Get the story about the dangers in misusing prescription drugs.

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