Remember on The Lox's "Recognize" when Sheek Louch said he didn't go to high school, he "went to school high"? According to a recent story, not much has changed with today's youth. A study conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University revealed that seventeen percent of high school students are either drunk, high, or puffing on cigs during the school day.
That's not shocking at all, but here's a reason to have more parent teacher conferences:
The survey of 12- to 17-year-olds also found that seeing pictures on Facebook or MySpace of their pals partying made them want to get drunk or stoned themselves.
Some 75% said this kind of digital peer pressure is a major problem and 45% said they saw online photos of classmates drinking, doing drugs or even passing out.
These kids were four times likelier to have smoked pot, three times likelier to have used alcohol, and three times likelier to smoke cigarettes, the survey found.
By contrast, kids who didn't see these images on social networking sites were less likely to drink, do drugs, or smoke, the survey found.
The kids just ain't alright.