Magazine article Work & Family Life

New Survey Finds Teens' Use of Ecstasy Leveling Off

Magazine article Work & Family Life

New Survey Finds Teens' Use of Ecstasy Leveling Off

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There's new data out on teenagers' use of Ecstasy, a subject we have covered in the past. The 2002 nationwide survey by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that teen use of Ecstasy has leveled off. Nine percent of the youths surveyed said they had used the drug in the past year, compared with those surveyed a year earlier.

"Our latest reading of the Ecstasy market offers a more encouraging picture, but does not-and should notsuggest that we have turned the corner on this drug," says Steve Pasierb, president and 40 CEO of the Partnership.

Here are some highlights

from the annual survey of more than 7,000 youths ages 12-18:

On the use of Ecstasy

77% of the teens surveyed said they believe there's a great risk of Ecstasy addiction. …

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