Drug abuse among teens aged 12-18 is on the rise, according to a report released Sunday by the Israeli Anti-Drug Association.
80,260 teens - 14.11 percent of students in Israel - admitted to inhaling mind-altering substances in the year 2009.
60,630 students - 10.66 percent - reported using illegal drugs in the past year (ecstasy, cannabis, speed, sleeping pills, GHB or sedatives). In a poll conducted several years previously, 55,000 students reported using such substances.
21,270 students admitted to smoking hash or marijuana.
2.66 percent of students consumed Ritalin without obtaining a prescription.