Teachers are spending a significant amount of class time dealing with problems related to weekend alcohol and drug abuse, according to the results of a national survey. The report by the National Council on Drugs reveals an education system where teachers are battling to get students to pay attention in class after weekends of partying. The council’s chief director, Gino Vumbaca, says the problem extends beyond students trying to concentrate despite Monday morning hangovers. He says they also come to school having experienced a weekend often full of confrontation, violence and sexual activity.

– The ABC

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