Teens' drug, alcohol use declining

March 12, 2014 2:56 AM

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Teens' drug, alcohol use declining

CINCINNATI -- Even as fewer teenagers here drink alcohol and smoke, they are more cavalier about using marijuana and more than 4 percent are using prescription drugs for recreational purposes.

A new survey shows that alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use have declined by 25 percent to 50 percent since 2000 as disapproval by peers and parents increases, the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati said Tuesday.

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