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.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?
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