Substance Use Prevention Infographic

June 2015

Youth are especially vulnerable to developing substance use disorders, which carry the potential for life-altering consequences. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s strategy focuses on screening and early intervention.

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Young people who use alcohol or other drugs before age 15 are five times more likely to develop a substance use disorder.

Teen years: The critical time of vulnerability

Prevention and early intervention can help limit experimentation and reduce risky behavior before repeated use poses serious social and health problems. A range of influences affect development and resilience, making it hard to predict who will develop substance use disorders. Changes in behavior can provide opportunities to intervene.