Why Do More Teens Report Driving Stoned Than Drunk?

We need an MASD (Mothers Against Stoned Driving) to help convince young drivers that driving under the influence of pot is just as dangerous as driving drunk. In a survey of 315 college freshmen from two state universities, one in five students reported using marijuana during the past month and more than half of the … Read more

Lake Highland Prep Touts Drug Testing Results

Since starting drug testing this fall, Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando has conducted nearly 1,700 tests and found nine violations, said school President Warren Hudson. “We feel we have changed student behavior,” Hudson said. The drug tests, he said, have “empowered students who want to avoid drugs with a perfect excuse.” The nine violations … Read more

Drug Abuse Among County Teens Rising

Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are becoming the high of choice for county teens, according to a recent survey by Chesterfield SAFE, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to preventing substance abuse. Every two years, SAFE surveys students in grades eight, 10 and 12 to track alcohol and drug trends among county youth. The number of county … Read more