Teens are less likely to drink or use drugs than ever
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has been surveying tens of thousands of high schoolers for almost four decades, and not only is drug use down, but almost every form of substance abuse is down. The big exception is marijuana; otherwise, usage of illicit drugs by high school students has been steadily falling for seven years.
And not only are the kids not injecting hardcore narcotics any more, they're also consuming alcohol at record lows, as binge drinking continued its five-year decline right into 2012.
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