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High School Marijuana Use in America

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High School Marijuana Use Increasing Among Students

A new study from the University of Michigan has found that high school marijuana use is increasing among America’s students. In fact, the survey found that daily marijuana use among increased from 5.1 percent to 6.1 percent. The survey questioned 46,482 students from 396 public and private schools. The proportion of eighth graders who use marijuana has increased from 1 percent to 1.2 percent between 2009 and 2010. Among tenth graders, daily marijuana use increased from 2.8 percent to 3.3 percent.

A Word from NIDA

“These high rates of marijuana use during the teen and pre-teen years, when the brain continues to develop, places our young people at particular risk,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Not only does marijuana affect learning, judgment and motor skills, but research tells us that about one in six people who start using it as adolescents become addicted.”

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If you or someone you know is struggling with high school marijuana use, or any other addiction, please contact Road to Freedom at (844) 402-3605. Our staff of counselors, therapists, and pastors can help you get back on track before graduation day.


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