Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders listen to cardiologist Dr. Naveen Acharya talk about the dangers of intravenous drug use and its effect on the heart in this 2013 file photograph. Manatee County school officials say drug education has improved in the past five years, but hard county data shows it isn't working. Drug use among middle and high school students has increased in nearly every instance between 2010 and 2014.File Photo-GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald
Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders listen to cardiologist Dr. Naveen Acharya talk about the dangers of intravenous drug use and its effect on the heart in this 2013 file photograph. Manatee County school officials say drug education has improved in the past five years, but hard county data shows it isn't working. Drug use among middle and high school students has increased in nearly every instance between 2010 and 2014.File Photo-GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald gjefferies@bradenton.com
Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders listen to cardiologist Dr. Naveen Acharya talk about the dangers of intravenous drug use and its effect on the heart in this 2013 file photograph. Manatee County school officials say drug education has improved in the past five years, but hard county data shows it isn't working. Drug use among middle and high school students has increased in nearly every instance between 2010 and 2014.File Photo-GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald gjefferies@bradenton.com

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