Our friends at Wait 21 created this video to teach people about the science of addiction and why its a disease of the brain. Addiction comes in various degrees, good and bad. The more people who understand the disease, the more we can do to prevent it from destroying the lives of our friends and family.
Over 90% of people with addiction started before the age of 21. If you drink or smoke before 21, you have a 1 in 4 chance of developing this disease. If you wait until 21, your risk drops from 1 in 4 to 1 in 25. So why wait? Because it’s not worth losing your life to this terrible disease… you’ve got better things to do.