Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Drug Use In Highschoolers

The annual Monitoring the Future survey of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders found that the percentage of students reporting illicit drug use in the past month is continuing a decline that began in 2001.

The percentage of those in the three grades who said they had used any illicit drug -- including marijuana, Ecstasy, LSD, amphetamines, inhalants, methamphetamine, steroids, cocaine, heroin, alcohol and cigarettes -- in the past month went from 19.4 percent in 2001 to 14.8 percent in 2007, a 24 percent drop. The decline was most dramatic among eighth-graders but was also seen among those in 10th and 12th grades. - Catholic News Service
I am pretty much against people under the age of 16 doing said drugs. I don't know why anyone would want to get into the drugs that I bolded. You might be thinking "no alcohol and cigarettes? Come on." Both are addicting (as are the other things I bolded) and addictions aren't fun. If you have good self control then I suppose they could be. If you have good self control, I don't know why there would be an addiction in the first place. Alcohol is what naive teenagers drink to feel socially acceptable. When was the last time you heard of a teenager drinking alone? Yeah, I know you are saying "that would be stupid." Cigarettes are just stupid. Can some cigarette smoker out there convince me that they aren't?

9 comments:

  1. ...So you're saying don't go have a beer, you should smoke a bowl of weed, or do some LSD which can mess with you your whole life?

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  2. Wow, those statistics are extremely inaccurate. Furthermore, who cares, population control.

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  3. I know, me and 20 of my closest friends drink, and we obviously aren't the only ones. That is already almost %10 of my grade. So eat that Catholic News Service.

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  4. Well, I don't smoke cigarettes, and I'm not advocating smoking, but I would not say that cigarettes are stupid. Anyway, I'm not sure why the kid in your illustration is holding a Fugazi CD, since they were vehemently against drug use of all kinds, but whatever. And to the first anonymous, smoking weed is definitely not as harmful as drinking alcohol. It's pretty much a fact.

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  5. The survey is nation-wide, not just here in liberal Massachusetts. So you can't forget about the high schools in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Alabama where the percentage of drinkers and smokers is far less than over here.

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  6. Yeah, you are still wrong. I am saying about 70-85%.

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  7. Also, it is stupid/gay/whatever to smoke. But I don't care, population control.

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  8. Addiction smoking is stupid, I agree with you. Peaceful smoking of the ganja....well you are probably just thinking of the stoner stereotype and that is what is prohibiting you from making a pragmatic conclusion. I guess if you really think about it is, it might be stupid if you abuse it. Just don't abuse it.

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    70-85%?!?! I think you may have forgotten about the "geeks, nerds, computer gamers, readers, intellectuals, loners, and people who sleep with stuffed animals at night." What is the adjusted percentage now?

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  9. Still the same. Many of those people smoke or drink or such. Also, the "ganja" is filled with wholesome bits of shit that will mess you up later in life neurologically and can mess with your respiratory system and reproductive system as well. As I do not advocate drinking, I can say for one that if it is not done in excess, I don't see any problem with it. Again, I do not do this, but others do, and I really don't care because in small quantities it can be beneficial to you, so long as not abused.

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