Survey: Parents uninformed about their teens' alcohol and drug use

09/13/2011 | (Mich.) · United Press International

A survey by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that 5% of parents say their children ages 13 to 17 probably used marijuana in the past year, while 10% think their children drank alcohol. However, the Monitoring the Future study showed that 52% of 10th-grade students reported engaging in alcohol use in the last year and 28% said they used marijuana. The findings highlight the need for public educational campaigns to reach out to teens and parents about communication on substance abuse, according to the director of the poll.

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