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Madison Youth Drinking Alcohol and Using Marijuana Less

A lot of credit has been given to the Madison Alcohol and Drug Education Coalition.

Madison Youth Drinking Alcohol and Using Marijuana Less

There’s some good news in Madison involving the youth that live there. 

The number of high school students using alcohol, marijuana and tobacco continues to drop from year-to-year, the New Haven Register reports. 

Madison’s average is below the state and national averages and the numbers have been dropping every year since 2009, the Register reports. 

Madison officials credit the work of the Madison Alcohol and Drug Education Coalition. 

Specifically, there has been a 10 percent reduction in the amount of marijuana use amongst Madison teens, the Register reports. However, the number of teens who ride in cars with drivers who have had a drink increased from 25 to 28 percent, the Register reports. 

Read reporter Sean Carlin’s full story in the New Haven Register here. 

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