TEEN MARIJUANA USE INCREASES, ESPECIALLY AMONG EIGHTH-GRADERS—NIDA’S MONITORING THE FUTURE SURVEY SHOWS INCREASES IN ECSTASY USE AND CONTINUED HIGH LEVELS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

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Fueled by increases in marijuana use, the rate of eighth-graders saying they have used an illicit drug in the past year jumped to 16 percent, up from last year’s 14.5 percent, with daily marijuana use up in all grades surveyed, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey. For 12th-graders, declines in cigarette use accompanied by recent increases in marijuana use have put marijuana ahead of cigarette smoking by some measures

Press Release: http://www.nida.nih.gov/newsroom/10/NR12-14.html

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  1. Kim Wilbur says:

    Just thought I would share a great infographic that was based on the 2010 Monitoring the Future study that you may want to post on your site.
    http://www.homehealthtesting.com/infographic/teen-drug-use.html

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