Dr. Ruth Potee

Dr. Potee talking this evening at MHS on brain development and addiction. Statistics are really bad for early use of alcohol and marijuana by kids, in terms of much higher rates of addiction problems later in life the earlier they start use.

For alcohol the % are 40% of those who start drinking at 15 years will have life addiction issues, versus 7% for those whose first drink is at age 21.

99% of addiction problems go away if first use of addictive substances is delayed until age 24.

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