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Claude began trying drugs at a young age. Do you think the age at which someone first tries drugs has an impact on how they will affect someone’s life?

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Background Facts:

We know from scientific research that the earlier you start using drugs, the more likely you are to become addicted and suffer serious social and medical consequences. The reasons for this are complex–first, drugs affect the brain, and the brain is still developing until early adulthood. So, it’s possible for drugs to alter the normal developmental pattern–research is still ongoing to help us figure this out. Second, people who use drugs when they are very young often have other problems that led to their drug use in the first place. (reference from drugabuse.gov).