TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Jeb Bush and First Lady Columba Bush announced Jan. 5 that the results of the 2005 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey showed a continued decline in youth drug use since the inception of the survey in 2000.
The survey conducted among sixth through 12th graders throughout the state demonstrates a continued decline in drug and tobacco use by Florida's youth for the sixth consecutive year, according to a press release.
The Governor said that Florida's aggressive measures to prevent substance abuse were working and that children were making the right decisions to turn away from alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
He said the state would continue to support community partnerships and parent involvement to achieve further reductions in youth substance abuse.