Thursday, August 23, 2012

Drugging, drinking and smoking during the school day

CASAColumbia’s 2012 back-to-school teen survey, National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens (August 2012) reveals that 86 percent of American high school students say that some classmates are drugging, drinking and smoking during the school day and almost half know a student who sells drugs at their school.

The survey also reveals that 52 percent of high school students say that there is a place on or near school grounds where students go to get high during the school day. Thirty-six percent say it is easy for students to use drugs, drink or smoke during the school day without getting caught.

This year’s survey once again looks at teen social networking and found that 75 percent of 12- to 17-year olds say that seeing pictures of teens partying with alcohol or marijuana on Facebook, MySpace or another social networking site encourages other teens to want to party like that.

The CASAColumbia survey also looks at the impact of teens being left home alone overnight and parental expectations on teen substance use.

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