WXYZ - By: Amanda Allie
Experts considered substance abuse a public health crisis long before the COVID-19 pandemic even began. Fast forward to October 2021, and the problem is growing -- with first-time users getting even younger.
Right here in Michigan, 30,000 teenagers meet the criteria for substance abuse. That's according to the latest data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Even more unsettling? The federal agency says only about 2,000 of those teenagers are enrolled in treatment. Click Here to read more.