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Maybe the D.A.R.E program is working? Drug use across the United States among teens was lower in 2016 than 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Idaho still has a good sized drug problem.

MSM reports that in 2015, 8.57 percent of kids 12-17 years old Idaho had used illicit drugs – including marijuana, meth, cocaine, and ecstasy. Recent data from Graphiq shows that drug use is lower. A study from Monitoring The Future also found that those numbers are lower in 2016 across America.

HealthGrove | Graphiq

 

HealthGrove | Graphiq

HealthGrove | Graphiq

HealthGrove | Graphiq

One thing visible from the graphs is that while most drug use among teens has dropped the use of marijuana has risen.

From 1310 KLIX.

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

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Rexburg Wins National Contest and Gifted New Car for D.A.R.E.

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Adolescent Drug Abuse Prompts Improved School Prevention Programs

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Survey: One-Third of High Schoolers Use Tobacco Products

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. -- Nearly one-third of high schoolers in eastern North Carolina use tobacco products, according to a recent release of North Carolina's 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey. Over half of those smokers use e-cigarettes. All Brunswick County fifth graders...

Leading Marijuana Policy Group Releases Study on Impact of Legalization

Leading Marijuana Policy Group Releases Study on Impact of Legalization

COMPREHENSIVE STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION DRIVES YOUTH USE, CRIME RATES, THE BLACK MARKET, AND HARMS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR Dramatic Increases in Fatal Drugged Driving Crashes, Workplace Accidents, Arrest Rates, Black Market Activity in States That Have Legalized...

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