Teen Substance Abuse Often Continues into Middle Age

Young people who misuse drugs and alcohol are at a greater risk for continuing this behavior into their middle-aged years, according to research by Yasmina Molero Samuelson at Sweden’s Center for Psychiatric Research (CPF), Karolinska Institutet.

They are also more likely to suffer from physical, financial and mental health problems and experience more accidents, suicide attempts and premature death.