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Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts

(2/25/2013)

Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts
HealthDay News
February 19, 2013

The link between poor academic performance and substance abuse just got stronger, with a new U.S. government report showing ties between the two.  High school seniors who dropped out of school before graduating were more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes and use marijuana and other illegal drugs, according to a new report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The researchers said their findings should prompt communities to develop strategies to keep teens in school and prevent problems with substance use.

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Keywords: drug, alcohol, abuse, high school, dropouts



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