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An Inside Look At Teens Battling Substance Abuse

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An Inside Look At Teens Battling Substance Abuse

An Inside Look At Teens Battling Substance Abuse

An Inside Look At Teens Battling Substance Abuse

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By the eighth grade, 52 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, and 20 percent have used marijuana — according to the non-profit group, Partnership for a Drug Free America.

But what factors lead teens to addiction?

For more, Farai Chideya speaks with "Lana," a recovering teen addict, and Allen Berger — an addiction specialist and author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery.

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12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery

Avoiding Relapse Through Self Awareness and Right Action

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