Children trust their teachers to educate and inspire, and they often trust teachers with their fears and worries about problems at home. Many children, however, exert great effort to hide the fact that they are struggling with substance use or mental disorders at home. For some, a teacher will be the one who notices that a child’s academic performance has changed and perhaps seems preoccupied.
Nearly half of young people who inject heroin start by abusing prescription drugs. This inforgraphic follows a teen through the addction process. Click through to The Medicine Abuse Project for more information.