The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse recently released alarming data about drug use in our schools. They found that nearly 17% of American high school students are using alcohol, drugs, or tobacco during the school day. The study, conducted via telephone with 1,003 high school students, aged 12-17, revealed other alarming figures: 60% of students identified their high school as “drug infected” and 44% noted that they know classmates who deal drugs at their school. Marijuana was identified as the easiest drug to obtain. Prescription pills, cocaine, and ecstasy were also identified as readily available to students on campus.

Read the entire article here: School Drug Use: Survey Finds Percent of High School Students Drink, Smoke, Use Drugs During the School Day.