New statistics show there's a 65 percent chance that your teenager is either experimenting or regularly using alcohol or drugs.
That's not the worst part. These same numbers show that kids are starting earlier than most expect.
Channel 4's Nikki Kimbleton talked with one teenager in rehab who said he's been using since he was very young.
"I was probably like 12 years old," admits Ben.
Marijuana was his drug of choice, and he tells Nikki that it was easy for him to get.
"Just by the click of the button, there was always someone in my class that had weed or anything like that."
Ben attended Fletcher high school, a place where counselors at Gateway Community Services see a drug problem. But it's not the only school with issues.
"We have problems in Mandarin, Southside, Northside," says Dawn Karlovich, clinical director at Gateway. "They're pretty much all over town. Drug use is prevalent."
Gateway's chief executive officer, Dr. Candace Hodgkins, warns parents that drugs don't discriminate.
"There are no stereotypes, addiction goes across all socioeconomic levels," says Hodgkins. "Everybody who's a parent needs to pay attention to what their child is doing and be aware what the signs are there so they can intervene sooner rather than later."
Hodgkins says the reason parents should be involved early in the process is because kids are experimenting earlier than ever before.
"There are some kids that start as early as nine or 10 years old."
In addition to new statistics that show kids are using at a younger age, there's one specific group of kids who tried drugs more in 2011: girls. Counselors say that in many cases, the opposite sex makes the drugs or alcohol available.
When teens are caught under the influence, they're often brought to Gateway Community Services and kept in the facility until they're clean. It's just one way they're able to get a real look at how many kids have tried drugs, and how many get hooked.
So how do you know if your child is using? Counselors at Gateway say to look for the typical signs: a drop in grades, bad attitude and lack of interest. Ben also reveals some other things that should make it obvious.
"They'll try to stay away from their house as much as they can," warns Ben. "They won't want to participate in family activities. Like if my mom asked me to come to dinner I would be like no, cause I wanted to go smoke."
Counselors at Gateway suggest looking through your childs room. They also reveal one of the most unusual hiding places they've come across.
"I think the place that shocked me was the electrical outlet," Karlovich said. "Finding it in there was surprising. It was inside of the outlet behind the bed."
Counselors say that's just one of the places kids hide their drugs. Coming up Wednesday morning at 7:45 a.m. on The Morning Show, Ben reveals where he would hide his stash. We also walk through a teens room showing all the places parents should be looking. Plus, find out the drugs your kids are most likely experimenting with and how to know for sure.