More than half of American teenagers are reporting their level of stress is rivaling adults. Every Sunday in April, The Daily News will examine a different aspect of current issues facing teens and their parents.

This series will focus on the various reasons teenagers feel so stressed, how they handle it and where their parents fit into the equation.

While tobacco use has dropped significantly in the past 20 years, but use of other drugs by teens is still significantly high, according to recent surveys.

Studies also suggest a disconnect between parents and teenagers. Reasons for stress and thoughts on college differ between teenagers and their parents, according to self-reported data.

The Daily News also talked to local teenagers to find out whether this data accurately represents what students from the county experience.

Join us each week as we examine the issues, and share your feedback with us.

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