Worldwide, addictive drugs pose significant health problems to society, as substances from nicotine to cocaine abound. Health teachers, doctors, and politicians decry these substances as harmful, while some professionals argue for their beneficial merits. Researchers routinely prove addictive drugs harmful, and almost all scientists agree that drugs damage children and should be avoided during pregnancy. Some of the following information may surprise you.
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All graph data taken from the 2006 Monitoring the Future Survey, The National Institute on Drug Abuse.