WEDNESDAY FACT #10

Experimentation plays the biggest role in teenage drug use.

Half of all new drug users are under the age of 18, and the majority of adults with an addiction first experimented with drugs before they turned 21.

This is because the teenage brain is still developing, and early drug abuse can have long-term cognitive and behavioral effects, associated with greater risk of addiction in adulthood.

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