Teen Alcohol and Drug Use
Parents tend to underestimate how much teens drink, take drugs, and drive under the influence. So parents don't recognize the warning signs to prevent teens from doing these dangerous things. The truth is, lots of teens use alcohol and drugs and commit DUIs. Drinking and drug use are problems in most high schools; alcohol and marijuana are the most common drugs. According to one study, one out of five teens drinks and drives, and one in eight uses marijuana and drives.
Read on to see how teens get alcohol, how binge drinking and medicinal abuse are on the rise, drug facts, and how your beliefs and your teen's beliefs are different when it comes to their use of alcohol and drugs.