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Teen girls outnumber boys in their misuse of prescription drugs.

Does Owensboro Have a Problem?

The 2006 KIP Survey, administered to 6th, 8th and 12th grades in Owensboro, Daviess and parochial schools reports that there is:

  • an increase use and/or experimentation with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, methamphetamine, and inhalants as youth advance in grade and age.
  • a decrease in perception of risk of self-harm for infrequent and frequent use of marijuana as youth advance in grade and age.
  • a perception of declining parental disapproval for the use of alcohol and tobacco products as youth approach and reach 10th-12th grade.
  • a decline in personal disapproval for alcohol, tobacco and marijuana as youth approach and reach 10th-12th grade.