drugs http://wvxu.org en Most Tristate youth not abusing drugs, survey finds http://wvxu.org/post/most-tristate-youth-not-abusing-drugs-survey-finds <p></p><p>A survey of Tristate students&nbsp; finds the majority are not using or abusing drugs and other substances.</p><p>The 2014 Student Drug-Use Survey finds:</p><ul><li>95.7% do not use prescription drugs non-medically</li><li>90.2% do not smoke cigarettes</li><li>88.6% do not use marijuana</li><li>82.2% do not use alcohol</li></ul><p>The study is conducted every two years by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (CDFGC). More than 56,000 7th-12th grade students from 107 schools took the survey this past fall.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:46:55 +0000 Tana Weingartner 24062 at http://wvxu.org Most Tristate youth not abusing drugs, survey finds The War on Drugs, Time to Change Tactics? http://wvxu.org/post/war-drugs-time-change-tactics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The United States has been waging the War on Drugs for more than 40 years, spending an estimated $1 trillion&nbsp; during&nbsp; that time. Many wonder if it’s time to re-think how we fight drug abuse and the criminal enterprise that surrounds and fosters it, through a system of substance regulation and control. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 23942 at http://wvxu.org The War on Drugs, Time to Change Tactics? Alcohol The Most Abused Drug http://wvxu.org/post/alcohol-most-abused-drug <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The local heroin crisis has rightfully received a lot of attention, but alcohol is still the most-abused drug in the U.S. It wrecks lives, devastates families, and is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths each year among those under the age of 21. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:00:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 21728 at http://wvxu.org Alcohol The Most Abused Drug Kasich launches youth drug abuse prevention program http://wvxu.org/post/kasich-launches-youth-drug-abuse-prevention-program <p>Ohio Governor John Kasich came to Finneytown Secondary School Wednesday to launch "Start Talking,'' a statewide effort to cut down the use of heroin and prescription drugs among young people.<br />&nbsp;<br />Kasich, with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of his cabinet at his side, said Start Talking will involve parents, teachers coaches and the students themselves in helping end the drug abuse he said is in every town, in every corner of the state.<br /><br />It is a problem, Kasich said, which won't go away on its own and has to be met head-on by every family in Ohio.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:32:04 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 21622 at http://wvxu.org Kasich launches youth drug abuse prevention program Teen Prescription Drug Abuse http://wvxu.org/post/teen-prescription-drug-abuse <p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:30:00 +0000 CE 14916 at http://wvxu.org Teen Prescription Drug Abuse