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Lowering Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among Teens

In the Town of Pelham, a suburb of New York City, the issues of underage drinking and marijuana use are the two primary concerns. As of 2015, Pelham High School seniors were drinking (69%) and binge drinking (48%) well above their national peers (37% drinking and 17% binge drinking respectively). In addition, in 2015 far fewer Pelham youth believe that using marijuana is harmful or risky (“perception of risk”) as compared to 2007, which may predict an increase in future marijuana use.