Navigation Links
National Study: Teen "Heavy" Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008, One in Ten Teens Reports Using Marijuana at Least 20 Times a Month
Date:5/1/2012

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation found that past-month marijuana use – particularly heavy use – has increased significantly among U.S. high school students since 2008.

The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, found that 9 percent of teens (nearly 1.5 million) smoked marijuana heavily (at least 20 times) in the past month. Overall, past-month heavy marijuana use is up 80 percent among U.S. teens since 2008.

Concerning Trends in Teen Marijuana Use According to the New PATS Data (2008-2011)

  • Past-month use is up 42 percent (up from 19 percent in 2008 to 27 percent in 2011, which translates to about 4 million teens).
  • Past-year use is up 26 percent (up from 31 percent in 2008 to 39 percent in 2011, which translates to about 6 million teens).
  • Lifetime use is up 21 percent (up from 39 percent in 2008 to 47 percent in 2011, which translates to nearly 8 million teens).

This marks an upward trend in teen marijuana use over the past three years. The last time marijuana use was this widespread among teens was in 1998 when past month use of marijuana was at 27 percent.

"These findings are deeply disturbing as the increases we're seeing in heavy, regular marijuana use among high school students can spell real trouble for these teens later on," said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. "Heavy use of marijuana – particularly beginning in adolescence – brings the risk of serious problems and our data show it is linked to involvement with alcohol and other drugs as well. Kids who begin using drugs or alcohol as teenagers are more likely to struggle with substance
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related medicine technology :

1. National Patient Advocate Foundation Praises Signing of the Delaware Cancer Treatment Access Act into Law
2. National Jewish Health, the Nations Premier Respiratory Hospital, Announces Lung Cancer Screening Trial Using Blood Test and CT
3. VWR International, LLC Signs Agreement to Acquire basan Germany GmbH
4. Chindex International, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
5. International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp. Releases Information to OTC markets.
6. WAISMANN METHOD® Director Encourages Public to Participate in National Take-Back Day
7. Nearly 300 Medical Device, Healthcare Professionals Attend First National Conference on Value-driven Engineering
8. Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP) Presents Awards for 2012 National P&T Competition and Best Posters
9. Fuse Science Partners With GNC To Open National Distribution Of EnerJel™
10. SurgLine International, Inc. Launches A Wholly Owned Operating Subsidiary To Pursue Cost Containment Strategies
11. Latest Findings in Breastfeeding Science Presented at Medelas 7th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... DALLAS , July 11, 2014 ... report "Scintillator Market by Composition of Material, Application ... and others), End Product (Personal Instrument, Hand-Held Instruments, ... Forecast and Analysis to 2013 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... a CAGR of 5.62% from 2014 to 2020, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Australian drug delivery company, ... it has raised A$19.3 million via a placement of ... , the U.S., Asia ... from a share purchase plan (SPP) to be offered ... be made in two tranches. "This capital ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tjlw9k/immunoprotein ... "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: ... 6% and is expected to be valued at ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... been segmented according to immunoprotein types which include ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Scintillator Market will be worth $479.16 Million by 2020 2Scintillator Market will be worth $479.16 Million by 2020 3Scintillator Market will be worth $479.16 Million by 2020 4Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2
(Date:7/12/2014)... rise in the number of mobility devices around the ... suit the upsurge. Virtualization has become a growing trend ... The data traffic has increased by several folds with ... in larger and more complex networks. These global factors ... , The North American (NA) region is expected to ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... The "North American ... Market by Angioplasty Balloon (Plain/Old, Cutting), ... IVC Filter (Retrievable), Endovascular Stent Graft ... studies the major market drivers, restraints, ... Canada. , Browse 108 market data ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 The Security Analytics ... 2013 to $3,376.6 million by 2019, at an expected ... 2019. The challenges to counter the increasing number of ... of outdated cyber defense systems in organizations are enormous. ... and remodeling their existing architecture to develop better and ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Casinos in Australia have ... from international and online casinos. Revenue is estimated to ... years through 2014-15. Greater per capita gambling expenditure has ... Rises in discretionary income levels have also assisted revenue ... items such as casino gambling services. Revenue is estimated ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... "The second toes cross over the big toes on ... said an inventor from East Hartford, Conn. This gave him ... , He then created a prototype of the Comfort Sock, ... big toes from overlapping. This avoids discomfort and pain, which ... to use, it's ideal for people with foot problems, athletes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4
... , , , ... brush and the expression of dance and movement have an incredible ... as art therapy, dance and movement therapy and equine therapy, have ... issues including substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, relationship ...
... , ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 ... New York throughout the week of August 3 - 7 ... New Yorkers access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for ... 8.2 percent, compared to 5.2 percent a year ago, the ...
... Healthy African American Families, Familia Unida and ... Practices that Deny California Communities Access ... LOS ANGELES, July 31 California patient advocacy organizations Healthy ... a letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown requesting an ...
... coverage, for health effects, , FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) ... obesity in the United States have tripled, putting increasing numbers ... a new study. , Researchers looked at National Health and ... years, and found that the prevalence of severe obesity increased ...
... journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports on ... macular edema as well as people who develop cystoid ... to treat some cancers. Another study describes methods that ... patients. DR is the major threat to vision in ...
... Ohio, July 31 PharmaForce, Inc., announced today that it ... (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Betamethasone ... version of Schering Corporation,s Celestone(R) Soluspan(R). , , ... is marketed in a 6 mg/mL (3 mg base betamethasone/mL; ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Healing Power of Art, Dance and Expression 2Health News:The Healing Power of Art, Dance and Expression 3Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New York Workers Hurt by Recession 2Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New York Workers Hurt by Recession 3Health News:Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies 2Health News:Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies 3Health News:Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies 4Health News:More Kids Becoming Severely Obese 2Health News:Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery 2Health News:Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery 3Health News:PharmaForce Inc. Receives FDA Approval for First Generic of Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate and Betamethasone Acetate Injectable Suspension, USP 2
Barkan Goniotomy Knife: 4" (11.4 cm), 2.5 mm blade....
... proven that the management of diabetes in order ... is the most effective way to reduce or ... at maintaining or improving a diabetes patients quality ... , ,These have been the guiding factors ...
... diabetes requires making decisions about insulin dosages ... These decisions are guided by data from ... and by the patterns that can be ... Providers when the data is presented in ...
... Photocoagulator - Portable and rugged solid-state photocoagulator ... and operating room. Built to high-duty cycle ... most demanding environments, the Novus Verdi can ... full line of accessories for private practice ...
Medicine Products: