Study: Teens Most Likely To Experiment With Drugs, Alcohol During Summer Break.

Janice D’Arcy writes in a Washington Post (7/31) “On Parenting” blog, “A new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration drew on a survey of about 250,000 children ages 12 to 17 and found they were far more likely to start using drugs and alcohol during the summer than during other parts of the year.” D’Arcy discussed the study with Mylene Krzanowski, executive director of the student assistance program at the Caron Treatment Centers, who said parents must “clearly state a no-use message and…provide their teen with the accurate information as to why they have this expectation.”

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— “Summer freedom leads to teen drug experimentation, “Janice D’Arcy, The Washington Post, July 31, 2012.

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