Survey: Alcohol use by Havre youths exceeds U.S. average


Although recent trends in youth drug use have shown the first significant downturn in usage levels, they remain at high levels, and it has been shown that the earlier drug use is initiated, the more likely a person is to develop drug problems later in life.

Youth substance abuse can lead to many other problems, including the development of delinquent behavior, antisocial attitudes and health-related issues. These problems not only affect the child, but can also influence the child's family, community and, ultimately, society.

Prevalence estimates

According to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveil...

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