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Local Teen Drug Use

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by ExRIGuy, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ExRIGuy

    ExRIGuy New Member

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    Does anyone have a sense of how prevalent substance abuse is in our schools for teens? What drugs? My oldest is 15 and at the age where I'm trying to keep tabs on what is thrown at him to help him make smart choices, however, the info I get from him is cryptic at best.

    I want to believe in such an affluent area drugs aren't as available or used etc., however, I may just be in denial. Especially when I think about what I was doing at that age or shortly thereafter. Ugh.
     
  2. diana5869

    diana5869 Member

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    As someone who works in an Ashburn high school, I can tell you that alcohol is the drug of choice......even going as far as coming to school drunk. Prescription drug use is the other big abuse. On any given day there are students getting caught selling mommy or daddy's hydrocodone or oxycotin I am sorry to say....

     
  3. ExRIGuy

    ExRIGuy New Member

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    Alcohol is no surpirse, however, a little surprised to hear about prescription drugs.

    Thanks

     
  4. greggbroadlands

    greggbroadlands New Member

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    Drugs are used in every type of area, especially affluent areas. Kids from affluent families have more money to buy drugs.
     
  5. eduk8em

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    So if the kids are getting caught selling or possessing prescription drugs are the consequences as draconian as Fairfax County's -suspension, not allowing the student back on school grounds, and moving the student to another school? If yes, then this might be a "talking point" for your child.
     
  6. jwf

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    I have said it before. There are more drugs for sale at Briar Woods than at the CVS down the street. You should go talk to the school resource officer. I am sure he can tell you a lot.
     
  7. ExRIGuy

    ExRIGuy New Member

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    Great idea. Thanks.

     
  8. jwf

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    If you do, please share with us what you find out. I think it would be very helpful.
     
  9. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    According to the latest news report on WTOP this morning, the child found the bag of cocaine in the back seat of the car he was being driven to school in. He took the bag and brought it to school. I believe the report said the car belonged to his father.
     
  11. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I learned it from YOU, Dad!
     
  12. BellaRu

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    Nice 80's reference! Winner!
     

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