Adolescent Addicts, Part 1: Teenage Drug Abuse In Northern Michigan

Drug addiction affects people of all ages, including teenagers, and the trends surrounding teen drug use are constantly changing. Research shows alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and even heroin are among the substances abused by local teens. In the first part of our special, 'Adolescent Addicts,' 9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Drew Parfitt talked to students, law enforcement and councilors to get a better idea of what teens are exposed to in Northern Michigan. Coming up on 9&10 News at 11:00, hear how communities are raising awareness on the dangerous trend.