The Adolescent Brain
Science reveals that the brain develops
throughout adolescence and does not mature until ages 22 to 23 for young women, 24 to 25
for young men. Also, the younger kids are when they start using addictive drugs, the more likely
they’ll become addicted. Children who start drinking or smoking pot at age 14 or before are
eight times more likely to become addicted to alcohol, six times more likely to become addicted to marijuana than those who start in their 20s, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.