According to a new report released Tuesday by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, more and more teenagers are boozing it up and getting stoned on grass.
The increase reverses a decade of drops in alcohol and marijuana use by the younger set and that has some people worried.
“I’m a little worried that we may be seeing the leading edge of a trend here,” Sean Clarkin, director of strategy for the anti-drug group, told The Associated Press. “Historically you do see the increase in recreational drugs before you see increases in some of the harder drugs.”
The study shows an 11 percent increase in drinking by high-school age teens and a fix percent hike in pot use.
In hard numbers, it means 6.5 million teenagers are boozing.
Use of Ecstasy, a harder drug, is also on the rise.