National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Recap

o About in 10 people who begin drinking before age 15 eventually become alcoholics.
o Drinking and Driving can have tragic endings. In the US, about 4300 people under age 21 die each year from injured caused by underage drinking, more than 35% in car crashes.

o Is Marijuana addictive? YES. The chances of becoming addicted to marijuana or any drug are different for every person. For marijuana, around 1 in 11 people who use it become addicted.

Prescription Drugs
o More people die from prescription pain reliever overdoses (like Vicodin and Oxycontin) than from heroin and cocaine combined.
o Mixing pills with other drugs or alcohol increases your risk od death from accidental overdose.

o Most people who smoke started before age 18.
o E-cigarettes contain nicotine, the addictive drug in cigarettes.

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