Teenage is a time when an adolescent is curious about many things. Unfortunately, it is also the time when experimentation with drugs, alcohol and sex also begins. Therefore, as a friend it is important to be careful about your friends and keep an eye out for any sign or symptom that might indicate an addiction.
According to the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug survey, around 46 percent of teenagers aged between 12 and 17 years had consumed alcohol within the past year whereas 25 percent of them had consumed alcohol within the past month. Another survey observed that the average age of first-time alcohol consumption was around 15-16 years. In fact, alcohol was the first preferred choice of drugs among adolescents. Read more