A new report finds that 76 percent of high school students have used tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs, and one-fifth of them may be addicted. These alarming figures highlight the urgent need for parents and communities to help troubled teens. CASA interviewed more than 2, high school students, parents, and school personnel, analyzed thousands of studies, and interviewed 50 leading experts in a broad range of fields to produce the comprehensive report, which unearthed some shocking statistics. Among the findings: While the percentage of teens who smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs has declined since , the number of youths who still do so is dangerously high. Teen substance abuse is a widespread problem that has far-reaching effects, considering that 9 out 10 adult addicts began using before they turned 18, and 25 percent of Americans who began using any addictive substance before age 18 are still addicted.
Under Fire Over Underage Alcohol: Gansler Speaks Out About Teen Party Picture
Underage Drinking: An Epidemic Among Teens - Alcohol Rehab Guide
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This time it centers around his actions at a summer party where underage drinking may have taken place. The photo shows Gansler dressed in a white shirt in the center of a teenage house party in Bethany Beach, Del. Gansler says he dropped in to see his son, the party was chaperoned, and he saw no evidence of alcohol in the time he was there. Gansler starred last year in a public service announcement for The Century Council, an organization sponsored by the liquor industry that fights drunken driving and underage drinking. Meanwhile, last week , Gansler defended his deportment as a passenger when his security officers say he ordered them to break traffic laws.
Others thinking about teenagers today may imagine a Skins-cum-Facebook generation, binge-drinking at raves that get out of control when hundreds of gatecrashers turn up on the doorstep. In reality teenage drinking is often a far more civilised affair, with parties taking place in the family home under the supervision of parents — the likeliest scenario especially during the festive season. A recent poll by the charity Drinkaware found that nearly half of parents felt comfortable giving their teenagers — aged between 14 and 17 — alcohol to take to a party, even though it is illegal to buy alcohol for anyone under Three in five parents said they would give their teenagers alcohol to take on holiday, while a quarter said that they would do the same for music festivals. Drinking a glass of wine is the same as downing three shots of vodka.
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