Did You Know - St. Mark's School of Texas

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Did You Know
42% of US high school seniors
use alcohol
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Did You Know
90% of drug and alcohol
addictions begin in the teenage
years
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Did You Know
Over 40% of people who begin
drinking before age 15 become
alcoholics
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Did You Know
th
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16% percent of
graders
reported drinking alcohol within
the past month and 32%
reported drinking alcohol in the
past year
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Did You Know
50% of high school seniors
admitted to illicit drug use
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Did You Know
Teens who abuse prescription
drugs are 12x more likely to
use heroin
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Did You Know
Teens who abuse prescription
drugs are 12x more likely to
use heroin
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Did You Know
Abuse of prescription drugs is
highest among young adults
age 18 - 25 years
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Did You Know
18% of adults have alcoholism
in their family
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Did You Know
38% of adults have one
relative with alcoholism
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Did You Know
76 million people (4 out of 10)
are affected by alcoholism
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Did You Know
10 million people are married
to someone with alcoholism
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Did You Know
1 out of 3 failed marriages is
attributed to addiction issues
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Did You Know
Painkillers, depressants and
antidepressants are responsible
for more overdose deaths than
cocaine, heroin,
methamphetamines and
amphetamines combined
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