The Doctor Is In: National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, focusing on teen usage

Published: Jan. 28, 2016 at 8:15 AM CST
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According to a 2014 survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost two thirds of high school seniors do not view marijuana use as harmful; and while rates of drug and alcohol uses in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students are down, there are still concerns about usage.

Sunrise 7 spoke with Dr. Jeffrey Lamont of Marshfield Clinic to find out the biggest problems facing teens today in the drug realm. He said parents have a big influence on how their children view and handle drugs and alcohol, suggesting parents model safe and drug-free behavior to their kids, not simply preach the practice.

For more tips, click on the video from Sunrise 7. If you have any questions for the doctor that you would like answered in our Doctor Is In segment, email suggestions to