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Study shows teen substance use in Saratoga Springs

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There is a stark increase in drinking and marijuana use from eighth grade to ninth grade in the Saratoga Springs City School District, a study by the Prevention Council finds. About 25 percent of ninth-graders reported that they drank and almost 15 percent said they used marijuana, roughly triple the rate eighth-graders reported. Almost 15 percent of ninth-graders also said they engaged in binge drinking, about four times what was reported in eighth grade. The ...


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