Monday, November 25, 2013

Who is 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse?

Parents and students please know the research about alcohol and drug use; know that alcohol use is not an inevitable component of middle school or high school. 


Age of First Use of Alcohol and Drugs:

Using alcohol and drugs before the brain has fully developed increases your risk for future addiction to alcohol and drugs dramatically.  Young people who start drinking alcohol before age 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older.  Research for drug use and drug addiction has found similar results.

Learn more about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.