Teen Drug Use Up, Alcohol Use Down

Teen Drug Use Up, Alcohol Use Down

WASHINGTON — America's teens are using more marijuana and less alcohol, according to an annual government study of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders across the country.Some 6.1 percent of high-school seniors reported using marijuana this year, up from 5.2 percent in 2009, according to the Monitoring the Future survey released by the National Institutes of Health.Read More...

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