Monday, February 27, 2012

Lyme-Old Lyme student drug-alcohol survey shows encouraging trends

The Day (Old Lyme, CT) February 27, 2012

"Early last year, a local drug-and-alcohol coalition challenged high school freshmen here to become the first class in recent years whose alcohol use would not spike in the 10th grade.
Results of a December 2011 youth survey of Lyme-Old Lyme teenagers show the students, now sophomores at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, rose to the challenge. Alcohol use did not jump dramatically between 2009, when the students took the substance-abuse survey as eighth-graders, and 2011, when the same students took the survey as 10th-graders, said Karen Fischer, a Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut prevention coordinator who works at the Lymes' Youth Service Bureau." Read More

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