Research shows that there is a definite link between teen substance abuse and how well you do in school. Teens who abuse drugs have lower grades, a higher rate of absence from school and other activities, and an increased potential for dropping out of school.
Although we all know or hear stories about people who use drugs and still get great grades, this is not typical. Most people who use drugs regularly don’t consistently do well in school.
Many youths think marijuana is not as harmful as other illicit drugs, though in fact, it has both short-term and long-term negative health effects.
Research shows that teens who use marijuana are also more likely to have lower academic achievement, more delinquent behavior such as absence from school and other activities, increased rates of aggression, and weaker relationships with parents, compared to teens who don’t use marijuana. (Source: Child Trends – Data Bank Report. Dec. 2016)