Teen Drug Abuse : What drugs are abused by teenagers? MedicineNet.com, 5/9/2014
In addition to alcohol, common categories of drugs of abuse include the following:
Tobacco products (for example, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco)
Cannabinoids (for example, marijuana, hashish), sometimes called "pot, weed, Mary Jane, or herb" and is smoked in a "joint," "blunt," "bong," "backwood," or pipe
Cold medications (for example, chlorpheniramine and pseudoephedrine [Sudafed], diphenhydramine [Benadryl]
High School Students Carrying Weapons Child Trends, August 2014
As of 2013, nearly three in ten high school males reported they carried weapons (such as a gun, knife, or club) in the past 30 days. .... Nonfatal injuries associated with firearms, in particular, occurred among 15- to 19-year-olds at a rate of 53 per 100,000 in 2012. And firearms were the sixth leading cause of unintentional death in 2011......
Identity Theft Statistics: 15 million victims a year
Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion.* ......
DrugFacts: High School and Youth Trends National Institute on Drug Abuse, December 2014
..... the survey highlighted growing concerns over the high rate of e-cigarette use and softening of attitudes around some types of drug use, particularly decreases in perceived harm and disapproval of marijuana use......
The 10 Most Ridiculous "Dangerous Teen Trends" , By Lauren Otis.
Eyeballing : To ingest, the "drinker" effectively thrusts the bottle into their eye and pours the liquid into it, which gets absorbed into the system through the mucus membrane. ...... Read more
Teen Drug Abuse Statistics
Almost 40% of high school students admit to drinking within the past month. Marijuana is also frequently abused by teens. In 2011, about 40% of high school students had admitted to ever using marijuana. About 7% of high school seniors admit to using it every day. In 2013, about 25% of high school students admitted to smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products in the past month. In 2013, about 1 in 4 high school seniors admitted to getting drunk in the past month. Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco are the substances most commonly abused by teens.
7 dangerous teen trends : By Lauren Shanley
High school alcohol and drug use is on the decline, But older kids are finding dangerous ways to push boundaries. Here are 7 of the most frightening teen trends. ......