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According to the National Center on Addiction and Drug abuse and their Back To School 17th annual Survey, they relied on telephone interviews with 1003 students ages 12-17.
86% indicated they were aware their classmates were abusing substances during the day, and more than half acknowledged there was a place on or near the school grounds where students periodically go to use drugs, drink alcohol, and smoke. Nearly 44% of students told survey takers they know a classmate who sells drugs. Marijuana was the easiest drug to come by followed by prescription drugs, cocaine and ecstasy