By October 5, 2012 0 Comments

Underage Usage Dangers

Ninety percent of Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction started smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before age 18. People who use addictive substances before age 18 are six times more likely to develop a substance use disorder than those who didn’t start using until they were 21 or older. One in four Americans who began using any addictive substance before age 18 developed an addiction, compared to one in 25 Americans who started using at age 21 or older. (CASA)

When I read these numbers today it made me stop and think of the real danger of becoming Addicted to something. The young brain and body have not fully developed and the risk of Addiction is too great.

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