Success in the Media

Nearly All 11th and 12th Graders Believe Their Peers Are More Likely to Drink and Drive on Prom and Graduation Nights

Less Than One-Third Think Driving on These Nights Is Dangerous Crime statistics from Crime in America.Net As if we as parents didn’t have enough to worry about. When teens drink, they tend to drink a lot (averaging five drinks–see link at bottom). Students may be more likely to drink and drive on prom and graduation nights, […]


Crime News: National Study Shows Reverse in Decade-Long Declines in Teen Abuse of Drugs

Gentlereaders: One of the astounding findings from the last 10 to 20 years is the decrease in criminality across a wide variety of measures from reported crimes to crime surveys to drug use to abused kids to many additional measures. But the data below is disturbing. A basic tenant of criminology is the connection between […]


Monitoring the Future of Drug Use:Survey of Students and Young Adults: Crime Statistics

Monitoring the Future: A Mix of Good News, Troubling Trends–Results of the 2009–Monitoring the Future (MTF) study:   Show decreases among some grades in the use of cocaine, methamphetamine, and hallucinogens. The MTF data also document the disturbing prevalence of abuse among teens of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. They show, for example, that seven of […]