The Patterns Of Abuse

In a 1989 poll of seniors, 60% said they had drunk alcohol in the past 30 days; in 1980, 72% said they had.

17% of the 1989 seniors said they had smoked it once in the past 30 days; in 1979, 37% said they had.

Between 1986 and 1989, the number of seniors using it decreased from 6.2% to 2.8%.

Inner-cities use is still heavy, but overall use by high schoolers has fallen slightly since '87.

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