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Alcohol, Illicit Drugs, and High School Seniors
By their senior year, ninety-
Eighteen percent of seniors said they had used marijuana at least once in the last month.
Seventeen percent of seniors reported that they have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.
Eight percent of seniors admitted using cocaine in the last year.
Seven percent of seniors admitted using cocaine within the last thirty days.
Five percent of all seniors have used crack.
Of the seniors who used amphetamines during the past year, fifty-
Alarming Statistics: Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Elementary Schools
Elementary children begin taking drugs to feel good.
Once they become dependent, they take them to keep from feeling bad.
Over time the use of the drug heightens the bad feelings and can leave the user suicidal.
More than half of all adolescent suicides are drug-
According to the Partnership for a Drug Free America, in grades 7-
Huffing is one of the most dangerous drug experiments children will ever try; it literally cuts off the brain’s oxygen supply.
Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome is the most common cause of death from inhalant abuse.
Thirteen percent of eighth grade students report using a combination of alcohol and drugs on one or more occasion during the past month. Fifteen percent of all eighth grade students report having tried marijuana, and of these, 44 percent report first using it by grade 6.
Six percent of eighth graders report having used marijuana during the past month.
Five percent of eighth graders report having used cocaine during the past month.
Restoring Broken Lives
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