People More Likely to Try Cocaine, Ecstasy, Molly and Marijuana in the Summer

People are more likely to try drugs including cocaine, ecstasy, molly and marijuana in the summer than in any other season, according to a new study.

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine found more than one-third of LSD use and about 30% of ecstasy and marijuana use starts in the summer, CNN reports. About 28% of cocaine use also begins during summer months, the researchers report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

“Parents and educators who are concerned about their kids need to educate them year-round about potential risks associated with drug use, but special emphasis appears to be needed before or during summer months when rates of initiation increase,” lead researcher Joseph Palamar said in a news release.

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