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Facts about alcohol
Fact: Those who begin drinking before the age of 15 are 4 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence (alcoholism) than those who wait until the age of 21.
Fact: The adolescent brain is more sensitive to the reward chemicals that are released by drugs and alcohol. As a result, early alcohol use sets into motion lifelong cravings for alcohol.
Fact: Children in families with alcoholic members are at a higher risk for alcoholism.
Fact: Drinking alcohol to forget your worries or escape your problems is a warning sign for problem drinking.
Fact: 1 out of every 7 people who drink becomes addicted (alcoholism)
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