Did you know that illegal drug use often doesn’t start with a shady-looking drug dealer, but instead in the average medicine cabinet?
54.1%: The percentage of the 2.8 million first-time illicit drug users in 2013 who were under 18 years of age.*
As marijuana tops headlines across the country, many are quick to defend its medicinal benefits. One lesser-known fact, however, is that more than half of new illicit drug users begin with marijuana.
During 2016, there were more than 63,000 overdose deaths in the United States, including 42,249 that involved an opioid (66.4%).
Like most other issues, the church is not immune to addiction. But the church can be involved with helping those struggling.
At what age would you think most illicit drug users start using?