- Teens, Alcohol & Drugs
Hundreds face drug discipline
Drug, alcohol and tobacco use among area public school students has led to hundreds of suspensions and expulsions in recent years.
Teens casual about pill use
An Anderson high school student takes four hydrocodones. She tries to walk, but her steps are unsteady. She skips classes just to stay seated and wait out the high.
More local teens lighting up
The average Madison County teen tries his or her first cigarette at 13. For one Madison County teen, the habit started earlier.
Underage drinking costs high for county
For one Madison County teen, drinking alcohol seemed like a natural habit while growing up with an alcoholic mother who drinks every day.
Addiction happens early
Addiction happens early. Researchers have long known that people who use alcohol and tobacco at a young age are more likely to carry those habits into adulthood.
- Hundreds face drug discipline