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Decoding the Substance Use Among Adolescents: Insights from the 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey and the Imperative Call for Prevention Strategies

Decoding the Substance Use Among Adolescents: Insights from the 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey and the Imperative Call for Prevention Strategies

The 2022 Monitoring the Future survey explores adolescent substance use, revealing that despite COVID-19 disruptions, usage of most substances has stayed steady or reduced, proving the resilience of the youth. However, issues including lack of awareness around prescription drug misuse and steady cannabis use persist, stressing the need for ongoing vigilance, targeted education, and solid prevention tactics. The survey encourages viewing substance use disorders as treatable conditions, not stigmatized issues. It promotes comprehensive education, targeted prevention strategies, and multi-sector collaboration, involving parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and policymakers. The report reinforces our shared duty to protect the future health and well-being of the young population.

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