Are today's teens taking more drugs?

According to a study it is said 'marijuana and ecstasy use among teens shows marked increases while attitudes toward alcohol use have become more relaxed'. The numbers show that between 2008 and 2010 teens who said they had used marijuana in the last year went from 32% to 39%.

The use of the 'party drug' ecstasy has also risen by 4% and 45% of high school children stated that they don't see a 'great risk' in heavy daily drinking.

Sean Clarkin from Partnership for a Drug Free America said, "There are very high levels of kids reporting that they are using drugs and alcohol to deal with stress, and the struggles families face in the current economy could be a factor in that."

Do you think substance abuse is a bigger problem now than when you were a teen? Vote and comment below.

 
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