Out of the mouths of babes

For the first time in Israel’s history, drug use is on the rise as much as 10.5% among teens.

By TRACEY SHIPLEY
February 2, 2017 20:18
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A troubled teen drug user [Illustrative].. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

 
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A week ago, the Israel National Council for the Child put out a report that found that one in every three teens gets drunk once a month, and one in every 10 teens that drink or use drugs becomes addicted.

According to the Israel Anti Drug Authority, for the first time in Israel’s history, drug use is on the rise as much as 10.5% among teens. Kids interviewed in a Channel 1 newsclip last week shared that they feel more confident to speak freely when they are drunk and feel the need to escape through drug and alcohol use, unaware that there is anything wrong with finding ways to escape their reality.

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