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7 Interesting Facts About Drug Addiction

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7 Interesting Facts About Drug Addiction

7-Interesting-Facts-About-Drug-AddictionIn a day and age where we have the ability to track statistics and facts, it is particularly important to be able to gather facts about drug addiction and use. Check out some of these interesting and intriguing facts.

Facts About Drug Addiction

  1. More teens will die from abusing prescription drugs than heroin or cocaine.
  2. A third of teens that reside in American states that have legalized medical marijuana illegally score their pot from people with prescriptions.
  3. Adderall abuse has skyrocketed in recent years amongst high school aged kids.
  4. Teens who learn about drug abuse from their parents are 50 percent less likely to abuse illegal substances than those who do not.
  5. 60 percent of seniors do not see marijuana as a harmful substance but the amount of THC in the marijuana grown today is 5 times stronger than the marijuana grown and smoked 20 years ago.
  6. By 8th grade 28 percent of kids will have consumed alcohol and 15 percent have smoked a cigarette.
  7. The United States represents 5 percent of the world’s population and of that 5 percent a massive 75 percent of prescription drugs illegal taken. 60 percent of teens will get these pills free from friends and relatives.

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