Let’s Talk Numbers:
12: The average age kids report drinking alcohol for the first time.
25: The percentage of kids ages 10-14 who know someone who used inhalants to get high.
7: The number of times a kid is more likely to use drugs regularly if they experimented with
drugs before age 15.
(Stats from the American Medical Association & American Academy of Pediatrics)
Why So Young?
Well, unfortunately drugs are much easier to get a hold of, especially when you think about inhalants and pills. Also, kids these days have greater access to information about more common everyday drugs, that – when used incorrectly – can get you high. Thanks for that, internet.