Why Sherlock Hounds Is Needed


Our goal is to be proactive when we work in schools. We feel that 95-98% of all students make good choices each day. We are in business due to a small percentage of students creating a need for Sherlock Hounds. Here are some recent statistics on teen drug and alcohol use from Monitoring the Future Survey 2011. Full statistics and information may be found at Monitoring the Future.

Marijuana use:

 Roughly 1 in every 15 high school seniors is a current daily or near daily marijuana user.

 82% of high school seniors reported that they felt marijuana was fairly easy to acquire.

 Spice or K-2 is a synthetic marijuana or herbal drug mixture that usually contains designer chemicals that fall into the cannabinoid family. 11.4% of high school seniors indicated use of this synthetic marijuana.

Alcohol:

 Binge drinking is defined by having five or more drinks in a row.

 22% of high school seniors said they were binge drinking on at least one occasion in the two weeks prior to the survey. 

 Alcohol continues to be the most widely used drug by today’s teenagers.

 89% of high school seniors said alcohol is, or would be, fairly easy or very easy to get. 

 70% of students have consumed alcohol by the end of high school.

 33% of students have consumed alcohol by eighth grade and 15% of eighth graders have been drunk at least once in their life. 

 51% of high school seniors have been drunk at least once in their life. 15% of eighth graders have been drunk at least once in their life.

Methamphetamine use:

 1.4% of high school sophomores and seniors have reported using Methamphetamine.

Narcotics use:

 1.8% of eighth graders have used oxycontin while 2.1% have used Vicodin.

Ecstasy use:

 Annually 3.7% of middle school thru high school students reported using ecstasy.

Cocaine use:

 Annually 2.0% of middle school thru high school students reported using cocaine.

Heroin use:

 Annually 0.7% of middle school thru high school students reported using heroin.

 

 

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