U.S. college students are more likely to drink and less likely to smoke than their peers who aren’t enrolled in school, a new survey finds. College students are also more likely to binge drink than 18- to 22-year-olds who are not in college. The survey, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, found 60 percent of full-time college students said they are current drinkers, compared with 51.5 percent of their non-student peers. Among college students, 38 percent said they had a binge-drinking episode at least once in the past month, compared with 33.5 percent of their peers who were not in college, HealthDay reports. The survey found 18 percent of college students smoked, compared with 32.6 percent of their peers who were not in college.
High school students are more likely to use marijuana than to binge drink, a new report indicates. The report found the jurisdictions with the highest percentage of high school students who say they smoked marijuana in the past month are Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington, Connecticut and Vermont. Almost one-third of students in Washington, D.C. said they smoke marijuana. The states with the highest percentage of high school students who said they engaged in binge drinking in the past month are West Virginia, Montana, New Jersey, Iowa and Arkansas, The Washington Post reports. The findings come from Project Know , a website that connects people to alcohol and drug addiction treatment resources. Click here for a link to the study.
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