“It’s a Rite of Passage” – FrameWorks Institute
Adolescent substance use is surprisingly low on society’s list of concern. The low profile of the issue is not due to lack of awareness; images of adolescents using alcohol and drugs are pervasive within entertainment media, and as we discuss below, Americans know that most adolescents use substances at some point. The lack of concern about adolescent substance use is not due to general disinterest in substance use, as topics such as marijuana legalization, punitive drug laws and their inequitable application, and drug epidemics are widely discussed and debated in American social and political discourse.
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