Facts on drug and alcohol abuse

Did you know:

  • Ninety percent of addictions begin in the teenage years.
  • Alcohol is the substance abused most frequently by adolescents, followed by marijuana and tobacco.[1]
  • In the past month, 40 percent of high school seniors reported drinking some alcohol, almost 15 percent of adolescents abused marijuana, and 13 percent of adolescents reported smoking cigarettes.[2]

Get the facts so you can share them with the teens in your life.

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Referenced: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/substance-abuse/home.html

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