Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Report Shows Drop in Madison High Schoolers Using Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco

New Haven Register (Madison, CT) June 30, 2014

"The number of high school students in town using alcohol, marijuana and tobacco dropped last year, according to statistics presented to the Board of Selectmen, continuing a trend that officials say has occurred in part because of the work of the Madison Alcohol and Drug Education Coalition.

The coalition — known as MADE — works to prevent high-risk behaviors by teenagers and last week presented the 2013 survey results, which indicate that past 30-day use of alcohol, marijuana and tobacco by high school students dropped to a level below the state and national averages. The survey, which high school students participate in every two years, has shown an overall drop in past 30-day use of each substance by Madison students since it was first administered in 2009." Read more

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