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Chemical Abuse Prevention (CAP)



Chemical Abuse Prevention

 Illegal or illicit drug use is an all-too-common problem that affects not only teens but people of all ages. Despite the fact that it is against the law to use marijuana, cocaine, and other similar drugs, people start using drugs as a way to have fun, escape problems, or fit in. In most cases, they do not intend to become addicted to the substances that they are using. In fact, in some cases, they may feel that there is little risk when using certain types of substances, such as prescription drugs. Yet even prescription drugs can be abused and become a source of addiction. 

Please click on the "Dangers of Drug Addiction"  link below to access valuable information about drug addiction and national and web-based resources to combat it.

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