On the same day that pot profiteers are given the green light by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, … Health.com reports the following.
Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: For the report, see: this report.
Users are blinded by the changes pot causes – it’s a subtle, psychological impact, and the seemingly (or so they’re told) “innocuous drug” damages young, not-yet-fully-developed teens and pre-teens and sends many of them headlong into a future of addiction to hard-drugs! That’s documented.
Please don’t mistake my inept wording there … to mistakenly think that I mean that pot is not harmful; it is!
The “new pot” is many times more harmful than pot was in the 60’s and 70’s; (as you can see below, fortunately, some teens recognize the harm and seek treatment.)
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) — Despite recent gains against substance abuse by American teens, hundreds of thousands of them use marijuana and alcohol on a given day, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
On any typical day, an estimated:
881,684 kids aged 12 to 17 smoke cigarettes,
646,707 use marijuana and
457,672 drink alcohol, according to a report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The number of teens smoking pot on any given day could almost fill the 250,000-seat Indianapolis Speedway two and a half times, the report pointed out.
“This data about adolescents sheds new light on how deeply substance use pervades the lives of many young people and their families,” SAMHSA administrator Pamela Hyde said in an agency news release.
“While other studies indicate that significant progress has been made in lowering the levels of some forms of substance use among adolescents in the past decade, this report shows that far too many young people are still at risk.”
The lies of users and drug profiteers are sending our youth into a devastating downhill slide which all too often ends in tragedy and broken hearts of families who mourn their loss; learn and watch for warning signs and indications your children’s friends might be heading toward using.
The report also said that on any average day:
7,639 kids aged 12 to 17 drink alcohol for the first time,
4,594 use an illicit drug for the first time,
4,000 use marijuana for the first time,
3,701 smoke cigarettes for the first time,
2,151 misuse prescription pain relievers for the first time.
The report also provided numbers on how many 12- to 17-year-olds, fortunately receive treatment for a substance abuse problem on a typical day:
More than 71,000 get outpatient treatment,
More than 9,300 receive nonhospital residential treatment,
An estimated 1,258 receive inpatient treatment at a hospital.