Drugs: At Last, Some Good News

At Last, Some Good News

Experts have long contended that the best way to win the war on drugs is to reduce demand for illegal substances. Last week a study by the University of Michigan indicated that drug use is diminishing -- at least among high school seniors. Only 2.8% of seniors polled admitted using cocaine during the previous month. The best news is that antidrug education programs appear to be taking hold. Last year 54.9% of the seniors said they believed sampling cocaine only once or twice is risky. Three years ago, only 33.5% thought so.

CHART: NOT AVAILABLE

CREDIT: TIME Chart

CAPTION: Percent of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!