Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Teen drug use study

U.S. teens less involved overall with illicit drugs
U.S. teenagers are less likely to use drugs than a decade ago, but ecstasy and prescription-drug abuse are still at worrying levels. "The cumulative declines since recent peak levels of drug involvement in the mid-1990s are quite substantial, especially among the youngest students."
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2007). Monitoring the future. Washington, DC:
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/

1 comment:

jessica22 said...

Good to see drug use is down with teens, but the rise in popularity of perscription drugs and X ISNT good to see. Best thing to do is keep a watchfull eye on your kids, and if you already suspect something is up, GET INVOLVED!!! Paretns getting involved with their kids who have a drug problem can be a major help. This is why the A&E show intervention is so important. It demonstrates how difficult addiction can be and uses a highly qualified team of specialists to address the core issues. The show really does a great job of showing what it takes to get on the road to recovery for some of the most difficult addictions and how it affects everyone involved. Check out http://www.aetv.com/intervention for more on the show. I’m working to help promote the show because I think that the issue of drug abuse and recovery is a topic American’s should be informed on. A new episode airs every Monday night at 9:00 PM