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 New Study Shows an Increase in Number of People in Treatment for Drug Addition who Started at an Earlier Age 
 
by Healthy News - 2/1/2006
February 1, 2006 -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a report from ongoing monitoring of the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) showing an increase in the number of people in treatment for drug addiction who started at an earlier age.

The report tracked treatment admissions from 1993 to 2003 and the percentage of people in treatment who started using drugs before the age of 13 had increased from 12 percent to 14 percent during that time span. The total number of people jumped from about 114,000 to more than 162,000.

In a SAMHSA release, Administrator Charles Curie exclaimed, “Age at first use is an important predictor of the potential for serious substance abuse problems later in life. The increase in the proportion of the admissions for drug use before age 13 should be a wake-up call to parents to speak with their children early and often about the dangers of drug use.”

Education and prevention efforts must start at earlier ages, and must start at home. Our children need to know everything about drugs and the damage they cause and this can be done without building their curiosity or using scare tactics. Simple communication with the truth is what works.

Narconon Arrowhead’s drug education and prevention program works with kids, parents, ministers, counselors, teachers and anyone else in an effort to create and maintain drug-free youth. While the program includes a very successful rehabilitation program based on the research and developments of American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, the professionals working in the treatment center would much rather not have to see those kids in the future going through treatment.

Take the time to speak to your kids about drug and alcohol abuse, and let’s make a better society for all.
   
Provided by Healthy News on 2/1/2006
 
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