At what age do kids start experimenting and probably get addicted to drugs? Most parents think that it would be from 13 onwards. But how wrong they are! Kids as young as 10, and sometimes younger use drugs, "to deal with life's problems." What life problems could make a kid start using drugs? Family issues maybe, bullying in school? Parents, don't wait until your kid is a teen for you to start telling them about the harmful effects of drugs. In fact you could prevent it all. Be close to your child, know everything about them — be their closest confidant and it will be easier for you notice when something is amiss and you'll take swift action before it's too late.