Youth is a risk-period for drug use to occur

Countries that have studied levels of drug use across the life span have reliably found that it is young people who use drugs more than any other age group. The reasons are numerous and complex, and may have something to do with youths’ curiosity, relative immaturity, and desire to be more like adults. Thus, the prevention-smart parent needs to be alert to the effects of drug use and must do their best to help prevent before and during their children’s adolescence.

Most first-time drug users are teenagers

Prevention-Smart launched for initial evaluation on June 26th 2009. If you have any comments or feedback, please email us via the contact form.