Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Prepare a Report on Health Risks of Youth Substance Use
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There is a tremendous volume of evidence, from an array of sources, on the negative consequences of substance abuse by young people.

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The Office of the Surgeon General has previously produced useful reports on the health risks of tobacco and alcohol. The Surgeon General is uniquely qualified to provide credible information to parents, teachers, coaches, adolescents, and the general public. The Surgeon General will produce a new report that includes the latest information on the risks of abusing prescription drugs as well as marijuana, other drugs, and alcohol that will be vital to enhancing our efforts to prevent drug use.

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