You might think I am duped daily by entitled kids who want medications to get better grades. As one girl bragged to Schwarz, "If you keep playing the angsty-teen role, you'll get something good." Give me a break.
Roughly one in six surveyed teens who had been on an overnight college admissions visit reported drinking alcohol during the visit. Teens also reported engaging in intimate sexual behavior, using drugs other than alcohol or driving while impaired.
Teens who do not have dinner with their families five to seven times per week are twice as likely to have used alcohol and 1.5 times likelier to have used marijuana, as compared to teens who do participate in family dinners.
After being exposed to pictures on Facebook of drinking or illegal drug use, some teens feel the need to try it. But posting pictures that show minors drinking or using drugs could get you into trouble.
Last week, I joined officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Department of Health and Human Services to announce the results of the largest annual survey on youth drug use in America.