Alcohol and Drug Use in Adolescence
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... Alcohol and Drug Use among Adolescents Alcohol drinking and drug use among adolescents are serious health issues. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) website, underage drinking is a leading public health concern in the U.S. due to the adverse consequences associated with it such as motor vehicle accident, homicide, suicide, drowning, burn, and fall. Likewise, drug use has become very rampant. In this regard, a number of interventions have been proposed to address the issues, including sending adolescents to jail. However, this solution could present more problems than solutions. Therefore, instead of sending youth to jail, authorities should consider...