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Teens aged 12 to 17 were asked a number of questions related to the extent of support, oversight, and control that they perceived their parents exercised over them in the year prior to the survey. In 2005, among teens aged 12 to 17 enrolled in school in the past year, 79.2 percent reported that in the past year their parents always or sometimes checked on whether or not they had completed their homework, 79.5 percent reported that their parents always or sometimes provided help with their homework, and 68.7 percent reported that their parents limited the amount of time that they spent out with friends on school nights. Also in 2005, among all teens aged 12 to 17, 87.5 percent reported that in the past year their parents made them always or sometimes do chores around the house, 38.6 percent reported that their parents limited the amount of time that they watched television, and 85.9 percent reported that their parents always or sometimes let them know that they had done a good job. All of these percentages were similar to those for 2004 with the exception of the percentage reporting that their parents provided help with homework, which had declined from the 80.8 percent that had been reported in 2004.
The strength, duration, and known dosage of OxyContin are the main reasons the drug is attractive to both abusers and legitimate users.
Internationally, amphetamine is a Schedule II drug under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
A majority of underage current drinkers in 2008 reported that their last use of alcohol in the past month occurred either in someone else's home (56.2 percent) or their own home (29.6 percent). Underage boys were more likely than girls to have been at a concert or sports game on their last drinking occasion (2.5 vs. 1.1 percent), whereas girls were more likely than boys to have been in a restaurant, bar, or club on their last drinking occasion (10.3 vs. 7.0 percent).
The short term effects of Ketamine may include: visual distortions, delirium, lost sense of time, sense and identity, amnesia, vomiting, impaired motor function, and respiratory problems that could potentially be fatal.
The percentage of teens aged 12 to 17 indicating great risk in having four or five drinks of an alcoholic beverage nearly every day increased from 62.2 percent in 2002 to 65.9 percent in 2008. The rate of past month heavy alcohol use among teens aged 12 to 17 decreased from 2.5 percent in 2002 to 2.0 percent in 2008.