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Arizona worst or close to it in CDC measures of teen substance abuse

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Vivian Padilla/ Cronkite News Service

Phoenix — When administrators at Camelback High School suspect a substance abuse problem, they refer students to Monica Meza or Suzan Patalano, school employees who act as facilitators for Teen Addiction Anonymous.

The voluntary program helps students kick drug and alcohol abuse and other destructive behaviors.

“The beauty of this group is people have to want to be in it, and it’s not a punishment,” said Patalano, a clinical social worker at the school. “It’s a support.”

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