Friday, March 14, 2014

Media stories highlight increased acceptance of drug use among teens

KING 5 and Q13 also picked up on the story about Roosevelt High School's principal's letter to parents about a spike in the number of students attending school in possession and/or under the influence of drugs.

The KING 5 story includes interviews with students who report that their peers who use are no longer afraid to show that they use marijuana and/or alcohol.  They say that there is increased acceptance that marijuana/alcohol use is "just part of life" and "the normal thing to do."


The Q13 story highlights the fact that the younger a teenager starts using drugs, including alcohol and marijuana, the more likely they will become addicted to them.

Update: KOMO also broadcast a story and highlighted that the majority of Roosevelt students make healthy choices and do not use drugs.

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