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Demi Lovato Celebrates Five Years of Sobriety

The singer took to Instagram and posted a personal message to her fans.

State of Addiction: 1 in 4 teens has used, abused prescription drugs, report says

(WESH 2 News, Feb. 2) One in four teens has used or abused a prescription drug in their life, and many of them start at a young age. Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused drugs by children ages 12 and 13.

Hospitalizations Among Teens for Opioid Poisonings Increase, Study Shows

(WKRN, Feb. 26) A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed a scary reason why teens are ending up in the ER: overdoses from prescription and illicit drugs, specifically opioids and heroin.

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High School Sports Injuries Can Lead to Addiction Depending on Treatment

(WKRN) – A hard hit can do more than just knock the wind out of a player on the field. It can leave them with an injury requiring medical attention and possibly pain medication.

Cannabis: Teenage Consumption Increases Following Legalization in the United States

(AFP Relax News, Dec.28) Negative perceptions of marijuana among 13-14-year olds and 15-16-year olds in the state of Washington have declined by 14 percent and 16 percent since the drug was legalized.

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As Opioids Ravage the U.S., Teen Students Show Steady Decline in Use

(US News, Dec. 13) A recent \"Monitoring the Future\" study showed that drug use and risky behavior among high schoolers is declining. 

Injuries Can Put Teen Athletes on Path to Addiction

(NBC News, Dec. 5) High school athletes are susceptible to drug abuse even without peer pressure: through sports.

Man admits to drug charge related to MSU student’s overdose death

(Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Dec. 5) A man arrested for possessing a dangerous drug that caused a university student to overdose and die has pleaded guilty. 

Overdose Crisis Part Four: Young woman shares her story of recovery

(Chek, Dec. 2) As a teenager, Mikaela Mamer had a promising future as a soccer player.

LPGA hopeful overcomes drug addiction for 2nd shot at golf

(Golf Week, Nov. 28) Golfer Amber Hensley tried desperately to avoid the destructive drug addiction path her mother took.