Some of the most important facts about drug use are:
More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined.
Prescription drug overdose is responsible for more deaths than automobile deaths.
More than 60% if teens said that drugs were sold, used, or kept at their school.
Young people who drink alcohol are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than teens who never drink.
By the 8th grade, 29.5% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5% have smoked cigarettes, and 15% have used marijuana.
Teens whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don’t. However, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.
Two deaths per week in North Carolina are due to underage drinking.
Haywood County is #: 8 in North Carolina (100) for Emergency Room visits due to drug overdose.