latest news about teens and deug use,
Not only is use rising, but a key belief about the degree of risk associated with marijuana use has been in decline among young people even longer, and the degree to which teens disapprove of use of the drug has recently begun to decline. Changes in these beliefs and attitudes are often very influential in driving changes in use."
The number of teens using any illicit drug also increased over the past two years, but that increase was fueled by the increase in marijuana use, which is by far the most widely used illicit drug.
The latest MTF study indicated the following illicit drug use:
- 15 percent of 8th graders
- 29 percent of 10th graders
- 37 percent of 12th graders
the reality is, that kids are going to do what the other kids
no amount of DARE or warnings from parents will
make a serious impact.
peer pressure will always exist
curiosity is also a powerful force
all we can do is educate, and be powers of example.