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Most Alcohol, Drug Abuse Starts in the Teens: Study

(4/11/2012)

By Andrew M. Seaman
Reuters
April 2, 2012

A new survey of U.S. teenagers finds that most have used alcohol and drugs by the time they reach adulthood, and researchers say that could be setting up many of them for a lifetime of substance abuse. The new research, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found that almost four out of five teens had tried alcohol and more than 15 percent were abusing it by the time they turned 18 years old. Some 16 percent were abusing drugs by age 18.

View the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/02/us-drug-teens-idUSBRE83112Q20120402


Keywords: alcohol, drug, abuse, starts, teens, study



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