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The number of schoolchildren drinking alcohol has fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, a large study of NSW students has found.
Here are some interesting results on US college students' drug use based on most recent data from the Monitoring the Future survey. Some of the findings show that amongst young people of college age (19-23), those not in college are more than twice as likely to use synthetic cannabinoids (also known as spice or K2) or synthetic cathinones (bath salts) than full time college students.
This survey shows that Hispanic teens in the US are using drugs at alarmingly higher levels when compared to teens from other ethnic groups.
The Lancet's review of the UNODC World Drug Report
A new study finds that about one in every 20 US teens has used 'smokeless' tobacco products such as chew or snuff, and that rate hasn't changed since 2000.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health examined trends in smokeless tobacco use among American teens between 2000-2011.
Among findings on a range of substances, this survey found that one in four US teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime - a 33% increase over the past five years and many parents fail to understand the dangers. (2013)
This frightening picture of risky behaviour among young Australian drinkers results from analysis of early data from The Global Drugs Survey, plus research in similar areas.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has warned of the increase in use and abuse of 'legal highs' that represent a threat to public health.