After a decade-long decrease in usage, more teens are drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. In a new report the number of teens that admitted to smoking pot is up from 19% last month to 25% this month. The numbers of teens drinking rose 11%. It translated to an increase of about 700,000 teenagers drinking.
The use of ecstasy among teenagers is also on the rise according to the report published on TBO.com. The amount of teens using illegal prescription drugs or over the counter cough medicine did not increase and heroin use remained low at 5% according to the report. The report surveyed more than 3,000 teens in the 9-12 grades.