Substance Use

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 27.1 million people aged 12 or older used an illicit drug in the past thirty days. That’s one in ten people in the country!

Marijuana and prescription painkillers continue to be the most widely used illicit substances. The use of heroin continues to rise, underage drinking is a big concern and tobacco is still the leading cause of preventable death in the country. All drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, are dangerous. Read more about some different types of drugs you might encounter and the dangerous side-effects you can have from using them!