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What is the typical age for alcohol or drug experimentation to begin?

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No family is immune to substance use concerns. We do know there's typical experimentation among adolescents. Sixteen to 18 is the typical time period where there's some experimentation. Research has shown youth that are using that are under 15 have a more likelihood of having further problems as they get older because the onset of their use is much younger. So what I would say to parents in, you know, what are we maybe not getting, is just being aware that your child is going to be subject to temptation, to peer pressure. And it's really important to equip them with some skills to be able to manage that component.

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