Teens using less meth, but more pot
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 28, 2009
Methamphetamine use and cigarette smoking among teenagers has decreased in recent years, while marijuana use is on the rise again after a downward trend, according to an annual survey the National Institute on Drug Abuse released Dec. 14.
University of Michigan researchers surveyed 46,097 8th, 10th and 12th graders from 389 schools across the nation during the 2008-09 academic year. The resulting "Monitoring the Future" report is available online (link).
The survey also indicated a continuing high rate of nonmedical use of prescription drugs and cough syrup among teens.
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