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2013-12-18 23:01:10

A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades – particularly among the youngest teens. America’s brewers and beer importers lauded the findings of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study as the result of greater awareness, partnership and outreach by industry,...

Teen Use Of Cigarettes And Alcohol Down But Marijuana Use Is Up
2011-12-15 07:48:36

[ Watch the Video ] According to NIDA's 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey, cigarette and alcohol use by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders is on the decline while the same study shows marijuana and prescription drug use among teens is rising. While cigarette use is on the decline, teens are going to other forms of tobacco, like small cigars and hookah´s, to get their nicotine fix. NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow said: "That cigarette use has declined to historically low rates is welcome...

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2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.