Drugs use In Colorado Schools

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Drugs use In Colorado Schools

Chynna Kendrick, staff writer

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Drugs are a big problem in Colorado schools and many schools around the Nation. Many teens have participated in drug use, even during school hours. Teen drug abuse is a growing problem in Colorado that needs critical attention.

According to RiseaboveColorado.org Colorado has the second-worst rate of pain pill abuse in the U.S. The latest 2013/2014 results from The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact in September 2016, reviewed data from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) show Colorado youth ranked # 1 in the nation for marijuana use.  The same report states that marijuana related traffic deaths increased 48% in a three year average (2013-2015).

Peer Pressure is the cause of many teens getting involved in drug use. Peer pressure is an influence on teenage observers to follow others actions.

To resist the influence of peer pressure students are encouraged to stand their ground and say ‘No’. Looking for positive role models is a great way to resist negative peer pressure and keep out of trouble.

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