Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Teen Drug Use Survey: 2012 Monitoring the Future

The 2012 “Monitoring the Future Survey” report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows new findings among high school teens. The good news?  There’s a declining use of tobacco, alcohol, and Ecstasy, a hallucinogenic and stimulant drug. Areas of concern? Trends show persistently high rates of marijuana use and continued use of prescription or over-the-counter medications. 

This year’s survey captured the use of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or “Spice,” along with the use of bath salts.  

The survey continues to show that most teens get prescription drugs like amphetamines, tranquilizers, or narcotics other than heroin, for free from friends and family. 

Read the 2012 “Monitoring the Future Survey” report.

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