Substance Use Prevention Infographic
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.
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.