The Negative Impact Of Substance Abuse On Adolescents

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Substance Abuse is a prominent issue in our society and always will be, but it is important to look at not only the user, but also who else is affected by substance abuse. Adolescents are put at an unfair advantage and are often exposed to substances at a very young age, which could predict their future of addiction. Research shows that at least two thirds of all child protective service cases involve caregivers or parents that have a substance abuse problem. I believe that it is a persons right to ruin their own life, but it takes a very selfish person to knowingly ruin the life of children around them. I believe it is important to look at all the negative affects a caregivers abuse can have on adolescents in order to understand how
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