I have seen numerous surveys on teen drinking and drug use released from local media sources.   The communities are diverse.   Fast paced Southern California and Florida to slower rural areas in Ohio and Nebraska.

The surveys all seem to say the same thing.   Children are speaking openly and honestly about their drug use.   The use of marijuana by children can be anywhere from 30%-60% and the teen drinking studies have been as high as 80%.

Most of the groups initiating these surveys are parent, community, or local media groups.   They often focus solely on alcohol and marijuana, but there is more serious drug usage to also be concerned with.    Prescription drug usage is soaring among young Americans.

Home drug testing is one way to check what your teen maybe doing.   Smelling for alcohol and marijuana is not enough.

Try to protect your teens as they head into winter break.   Don’t let them become the latest victim of drug abuse.