The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports that in the last 30 days:
- 39 percent of high school seniors reported drinking some alcohol
- almost 23 percent reported using marijuana
- 16 percent reported smoking cigarettes
This means that, as a parent, your likelihood of dealing with some form of substance abuse or addiction-related issue with your child is uncomfortably high.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse conducted a survey of 8th and 12th graders and found that the most used drug among both was marijuana. The 8th grader’s second choice was inhalants (also commonly called “huffing”), whereas the 12th grader’s second choice was Adderall, a drug commonly prescribed for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Note: The above comes directly from the RehabCenter.net website at their request. Click here to read more of this article.