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While the number of high school students drunk.
Or high in class could be -- higher than anyone ever thought according to a study from Columbia University.
One in five high school students admits to drinking smoking -- doing drugs during the school day.
While this may come as a starter for most parents not really -- shock to the students themselves.
A whopping 86%.
Of the students said they are all well aware that a lot of their classmates.
Are tanked during the school day.
With me now -- doctor -- Altman she's a pediatrician -- assistant clinical professor at UCLA one that.
Out of five students drinking or smoking during the day I mean we know -- drink it but during school.
-- -- study shows and I think this is a great wake up call for parents and for school administrators.
You know we know that parents have open conversation with teens about the dangers of drugs.
Those teens are less likely to its high drug -- -- -- clear is how we know the kids know about a -- you tuck the kids school it yeah yeah we know Joseph get stoned every day but you would think the educators who know about it you think more parents would be pretty this stuff and apparently this study says no.
And so we do need to educate parents and students you know look for those signs in your kids -- -- their behavior is a little off.
They're -- they're grazer trying to -- and start those conversations early on you know I young boys and when I give -- medication when they're set I talked about their medications.
That help your body and medications that hurt your body and then of course actually become a teenager the conversations can change.
To drugs or danger -- their illegal.
They're addictive and expensive at the trouble we've been saying just saying no for thirty years now I mean -- Why the sudden surge is it the social networking we what's the -- Well I think social media is just another -- of the super peer pressure that are teenagers are under nowadays -- -- a teenager wants to be normal.
And when they see your friends drinking and partying online they think that's normal and so it's really up to the teachers and parents say.
That's not normal and to teach teens you know whats right.
Keep your kids in school teach them about education and -- and -- -- sports an after school activities shouldn't we be at the point where drugs and alcohol is no longer cool I -- you're saying that it's kind of cool still but shouldn't we be at the point where we've kind of gotten past that -- it's not cool anymore.
I think so on that play any other students -- -- that I see in my office that no it's not clock and they're headed to college they're headed the successful careers.
But you know some students still see it in the media and movies -- TV shows they still portrayed as cool and so we really need to do media education in schools.
And teach students that know this isn't the cool thing -- I got ten seconds what's what's the key tip parents are looking for here.
Talk to your children.
Know what they're doing how to open conversations.
And tell them that if they make a mistake in the -- and I.
They can call you -- any parent I would rather get that phone -- at -- -- -- -- come pick me up and an emergency -- saint coming out of by the body and why would -- gentlemen good to see you thank you thank you don't.
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