Thursday, March 24, 2011

Use of Inhalants Increases Among 4th,7th and 9th Graders

Courtesy of the Tennessean
Franklin, TN

Students in grades 4, 7, 9, and 11 took part in an annual substance abuse survey. The survey results were considered to be generally positive due to the overall decrease in cigarette smoking and consumption of alcohol.

However, the survey also showed a "slight increase in the use of inhalants" among students in grades 4, 7, 9, as well as an increase in cocaine usage among 7th and 9th graders.

In response to the results of the survey, Mike Looney, the district's Superintendent said, “Just because we’ve seen a substantial improvement doesn’t mean we need to stop caring about this.”

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