Teen Substance Abuse By Jim Lembke and Tyler Carr
Doped Out! Marijuana is a popular substance that is talked about a lot in high school. (our collected stats)
Kids Using Drugs Stats From 2006 to 2007, the percentage of 8th graders reporting lifetime use of any illicit drug declined from 20.9% to 19.0%.Reported past year use among 8th graders declined from 14.8% to 13.2%.
ALCOHOL!!!!! 59.8 % of teens have had conversations with their parents in regards to using tobacco and alcohol. Http://family.samhsa.gov/talk/alcohol.aspx Nearly 44 % of all high school teens surveyed have reported to have consumed alcohol. 26 % of teens and preteens, ages 12 to 17 have reported binge drinking with in 30 days of the survey.
Alcohol continued 6 % of teens who have began drinking have needed medical treatment for alcohol abuse problems 9.9 % of high school students have reported drinking then driving 28.5 % of students surveyed have been in a car with some one who had been drinking prior to driving
Our results Of 50 studends surveyd, 40 have said yes to eitther smoking or drinking in the past or who still use. 4 said they used to use but found it not worth thr trouble and have not continued use And 6 students have never used.
Conclusion Most of the students in our school matched the results in the national survey. Differences between our study and the national one is the amount of students tested but I do think our results are accurate. It does go to show how many students are beginning to expiriment.