KXAN 36 NEWS: Experts Discuss Drug, Alcohol Abuse

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Experts Discuss Drug, Alcohol Abuse
August 2, 2004

The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual conference in Austin Monday.

More than 16 million Americans are regular abusers of drugs and/or alcohol.

Drug and alcohol abuse kills 52,000 Americans annually.

Over a two-year span, Texas has decreased seventh graders’ tobaco use by 30 percent and 19 percent among eighth graders.
Seventy-two percent of Texas students have tried alcohol, and one-third has tried drugs.

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