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Study Points to Better Strategies to Prevent Drug Addiction in Adolescents
February 16, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release:

Drug prevention strategies for adolescents often focus on early prevention, because drug use before age 15 has been found to predict later drug addiction. But a new study finds that early drug use strongly predicts substance abuse only if it's followed by continuing drug use and that early experimentation with alcohol or marijuana is not necessarily a risk factor for later addiction.

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