School Performance And Drug Abuse

Academic Abuse

Relationship between academic and social performance in a school setting and drugs. Various studies have found that drug and alcohol use can have a negative impact on school attendance and performance. Drug use by peers and peer pressure are risk factors for teen drug abuse. Roughly 60 percent of high school teens report that drugs are used, kept, or sold at their schools. Students at these schools are three times more likely to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs than students whose schools are...