Link 7 Sep Substance use by adolescents on an average day is alarming»

The report also sheds light on how many adolescents aged 12 to 17 used illegal substances for the first time.

On an average day:

  • 7,639 drank alcohol for the first time;
  • 4,594 used an illicit drug for the first time;
  • 4,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time;
  • 3,701 smoked cigarettes for the first time; and
  • 2,151 misused prescription pain relievers for the first time.
Link 7 Sep Favorite music makes teens drive badly: Teen driver music preferences increase errors and distractibility»

Male novice drivers in particular make more frequent and serious mistakes listening to their preferred music than their less aggressive, female counterparts, the researchers noted.

Link 7 Sep Perception of marijuana as a 'safe drug' is scientifically inaccurate, finds review of teen brain studies»
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