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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Addiction is a developmental disease that usually begins in adolescence.

Addiction is a Developmental Disease: It starts early

For example, 67 percent of those who try marijuana for the first time are between the ages of 12 and 17. Prevention efforts are therefore of primary importance—to stop drug abuse before it ever starts.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Addiction is a developmental disease that usually begins in adolescence.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/preventiondevelopment/addiction-developmental-disease-usually-begins-in-adolescence

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