Unit 2 - Drugs
by: Startaisa Covington
~ More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined.
~ More than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used, or kept at their school.
~ 1 in 9 high school seniors has tried Spice/K2 (synthetic marijuana)
~ 1.3% of seniors have used bath salts ( incredibly disturbing side effects )
~ Young people who drink alcohol are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than teens who never drink.
~ About 64% percent of teens surveyed who have abused pain relievers say they got them from friends or a relative
~ About 28% of teens know a friend or classmate who has used ecstasy, with 17% knowing more than one user.
~ Adderall (treat ADHD) has increased among high school seniors from 5.4% in 2009 to 7.6%
~ Only 35% of 12th graders believe that using Adderall occasionally is risky.
~ By the 8th grade, 29.5% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5% have smoked cigarettes, and 15% have used marijuana.
~ Teens whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers or drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don't