CADCA.org reports on a teen survey on youth and drug infected public schools. Joseph A. Califano Jr., Founder and Chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, will release the findings from CASA’s 15th annual back-to-school report, National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XV: Teens and Parents at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Aug. 19.
This year’s survey reveals how the presence of gangs in schools relates to drugs in schools, increases the likelihood that a teen will smoke, drink or use drugs and have friends who engage in these behaviors, and gangs and drugs are likelier in public schools compared to private and religious schools. The report also takes a close look at the impact of family ties on a teen’s risk of substance abuse, the importance of parents knowing a teen’s friends, how teens get marijuana, and availability of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and prescription drugs to teens.
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