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Peer Pressure and Substance Abuse: What You Should Know

You’re heading off to college for the first time. The excitement and anticipation of newfound freedom and independence are intoxicating. According to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report, the state has more than 60,000 drug treatment admissions annually. Of all treatment admissions, 42% reported heroin as one of the most commonly abused drugs, while 13% reported having a cocaine addiction, and 9% reported having a marijuana addiction.

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