Drug and alcohol use in schools

4/11/17–According to a survey conducted by the Ashtabula County Mental Health Board, it is common to find drugs and alcohol use in high school. In November 2015, the board surveyed 1,309 students in seventh, eighth, and 10th grades from all seven local school districts in Ashtabula County. While more than half of all students said at least one of their parents had talked to them during the past 12 months about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, or drug use, 31 percent admitted to drinking in the last month, 41 percent said they used pot, and 30 percent had taken pain pills without a prescription. Read