Drug Education Was a Failure. And We Have the Statistics to Prove it
The Damage Done
Weed and The Developing Brain
Even today the brain is an area of science that still remains an area of great speculation. One thing that is well documented however is the effect of drugs on the developing brain. Even something as benign as cannabis can have negative effects when used by teenagers.
Particularly troubling is the effect of habitual weed smoking on teenager’s IQ. A longitudinal study conducted in New Zealand found that smokers who started during their teenage years experience a decline in IQ of as much as 6 points when compared to the regular population. That’s similar to the consequences of lead exposure. Perhaps the Police Officer and Coach Mark were right… young people toking up is no joke… and the problem may be getting worse.
The Consequences of Bad Education
What Can We Do Differently? A Lesson From Alcohol
Building a New Curriculum: Science and Moderation
Address the Reasons Why People Use Drugs
The Addiction Paradox: Its NOT the Drugs