"Children who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to become depressed and experiment with drugs and alcohol during their teen years than their peers who weren’t victimized by other kids, a U.S. study suggests."
"Researchers followed almost 4,300 students starting in fifth grade, when they were around 11 years old. By tenth grade, 24 percent of the teens drank alcohol, 15 percent smoked marijuana and 12 percent used tobacco."
Another interesting statistic was the percentage of 10th grade students who had tried alcohol, marijuana or tobacco...certainly when I was in 10th grade I don't particularly recall any formal education on these substances.
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