Wellness and Addiction: 90% of Addictions Start during the Teenage Years

A recent article shared by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit that helps the parents of teens, talks about the consequences of teenage experimentation with drugs and alcohol…
Some interesting facts to pause and ponder:
  • Did you know that 90% of addictions START during the teenage years?
  • Nine out of ten people who meet the medical criteria for drug or alcohol abuse or dependence started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before the age of 18.
  • You can cut the risk in half by just talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol.
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Download the infographic here for more interesting stats.
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