Why are Teens Vulnerable to Illicit Drug Abuse?

Illicit drug use among teenagers is America’s no. 1 public health concern. People who initiate drug use at younger age are more likely to get addicted than those who use drugs later in their life. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), 90 percent of American addicts start smoking, drinking or using drugs before the age of 18 years. It also states that 25 percent of those people become addicts to some or the other drug.
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