Research shows that the earlier adolescents begin using drugs, the more serious, long-term consequences they may experience such as increased potential for life-long problems with addiction
If you are taking medications not prescribed for you or if you are sharing them with others, it is indeed against the law.
You may think using drugs is okay because you have seen or heard about kids at your school or in your neighborhood who use them. It seems like everyone is doing it.
By the time you get to treatment you may be facing legal troubles including potential jail time, a record, fines or loss of your license.
Drug abuse has rippling effects that radiate outward from the original source. Although substance abuse does hit family and caregivers hardest, it also has serious societal and financial impacts.