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Teen Marijuana Use vs. Binge Drinking

A recent report finds that high school students are more likely to use marijuana than to binge drink. According to the report by ProjectKnow, the jurisdictions with the highest percentage of high school students who say they smoked marijuana in the past month are Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington state, Connecticut and Vermont.  Nearly one-third of students in Washington, D.C. said they smoke marijuana.

The ABCDE’s of Life

As adults, we often hear doctors say that a healthy diet and exercise are the best ways to prevent many of our aches, pains and chronic problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.  But the truth of the matter is that good nutrition and getting plenty of exercise are often overlooked as the building blocks for strong growth, healthy development and lifelong wellbeing for children as well.

Binge Drinking and College Students

When discussing binge drinking with your kids, you might think about those in high school first. Make sure to also focus on students that are in transition to college. Even if your child is still not at the legal age to buy alcohol, once they get to college they will have classmates that are legally able to buy it. There is also easier access to fake ID’s. Many students come to college with established drinking lifestyles, and the transition to college might magnify this habit.

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