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Drug Use in Today's Classroom

Drug Use in today's Classroom The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study covers the 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Here are the stats that really jumped out. Out of 32 students in a 12th grade classroom: 8 of 32 Have used an illicit drug in the past 30 days 12 of 32 15 of 32 Have used Have tried at least in the past year once in their lifetime For the first time since 1981 More 12th graders consumed marijuana than cigarettes in the past month. % 35 30 21.4% Marijuana 20 19.2% 10 Cigarettes 1975 1980 1990 2000 2010 That's more than 1 out of 5 High School Seniors 1 in 16 seniors smoke pot daily or near daily. While not everyone smokes marijuana... - many think it is "fairly or very Smoked marijuana (in the past year) easy to get" 12th 34.8 % 82.1 % 10th 27.5 69.4 8th 13.7 41.4 Prescription vs. Illicit drugs After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. This list shows the % of 12th graders who have used the following in the past year. 8% Vicodin 6.6 (1) Cold medicines 6.5 Adderall 5.6 (2) Tranquilizers 5.1 OxyContin 4.8 Sedatives/Barbiturates Ritalin 2.7 Provigil 1.3 0.3 Methaqualone/ Quaaludes In fact, prescription drugs are being abused at a much higher rate than many common street drugs. (3) Non-crack Cocaine 2.6 Crack 1.4 Methamphetamine 1 Heroin 0.9 1. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines 2. Xanax, Valium, other benzodiazepines 3. Powder, freebase. Random facts • Recently headline maker Salvia has It's not only illegal • Teens' use of O In the 2010 survey, ecstasy provided one drugs - inhalant use of the most recent steroids - 2.5% of high school senior males use steroids. According to the study, "The steroid problem among teens did 3.7% of 10th gra- has diminished consi- made some inroads - is also significant. 5.5% of seniors have used it during the past 12 months, as surges in the use of an illicit drug. Use rose in all grades, significantly so in 8th and 10th...and perceived risk has been falling steadily since 2005, Inhalants include items like glue, nail polish remover, gaso- line, solvents, butane and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dis- pensers. 8th graders ders and 1.7% of 8th graders. derably over the past 10 years or so." use more than most grades at 8.1%. 70 % 12th grade 60 10th 8th 50 30 10 - 5. Marijuana Alcohol Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Heroin 5,7 1.0 Data on past year drug use 3.6 2.7 2.6 77 (by % of students who have used at least once in the past year according to the 2010 study). 1.9 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.7 15 2.8 (MDMA) Ecstasy Hallucinogens OxyContin Sources: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study since 1975 of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The 2010 MTF survey encompassed about 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide. The MTF Study has been funded Infographic by: ErnestoOlivares.com for: under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Home Health V TESTING Johnston, L. D., CO'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2010. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. http://www.monitoringthefuture.org ddera Vicodir Inhalants Amphetamines (including crack) Cocaine Buipnioui Jou Cocaine Crack Drug Use in today's Classroom The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study covers the 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Here are the stats that really jumped out. Out of 32 students in a 12th grade classroom: 8 of 32 Have used an illicit drug in the past 30 days 12 of 32 15 of 32 Have used Have tried at least in the past year once in their lifetime For the first time since 1981 More 12th graders consumed marijuana than cigarettes in the past month. % 35 30 21.4% Marijuana 20 19.2% 10 Cigarettes 1975 1980 1990 2000 2010 That's more than 1 out of 5 High School Seniors 1 in 16 seniors smoke pot daily or near daily. While not everyone smokes marijuana... - many think it is "fairly or very Smoked marijuana (in the past year) easy to get" 12th 34.8 % 82.1 % 10th 27.5 69.4 8th 13.7 41.4 Prescription vs. Illicit drugs After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. This list shows the % of 12th graders who have used the following in the past year. 8% Vicodin 6.6 (1) Cold medicines 6.5 Adderall 5.6 (2) Tranquilizers 5.1 OxyContin 4.8 Sedatives/Barbiturates Ritalin 2.7 Provigil 1.3 0.3 Methaqualone/ Quaaludes In fact, prescription drugs are being abused at a much higher rate than many common street drugs. (3) Non-crack Cocaine 2.6 Crack 1.4 Methamphetamine 1 Heroin 0.9 1. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines 2. Xanax, Valium, other benzodiazepines 3. Powder, freebase. Random facts • Recently headline maker Salvia has It's not only illegal • Teens' use of O In the 2010 survey, ecstasy provided one drugs - inhalant use of the most recent steroids - 2.5% of high school senior males use steroids. According to the study, "The steroid problem among teens did 3.7% of 10th gra- has diminished consi- made some inroads - is also significant. 5.5% of seniors have used it during the past 12 months, as surges in the use of an illicit drug. Use rose in all grades, significantly so in 8th and 10th...and perceived risk has been falling steadily since 2005, Inhalants include items like glue, nail polish remover, gaso- line, solvents, butane and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dis- pensers. 8th graders ders and 1.7% of 8th graders. derably over the past 10 years or so." use more than most grades at 8.1%. 70 % 12th grade 60 10th 8th 50 30 10 - 5. Marijuana Alcohol Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Heroin 5,7 1.0 Data on past year drug use 3.6 2.7 2.6 77 (by % of students who have used at least once in the past year according to the 2010 study). 1.9 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.7 15 2.8 (MDMA) Ecstasy Hallucinogens OxyContin Sources: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study since 1975 of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The 2010 MTF survey encompassed about 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide. The MTF Study has been funded Infographic by: ErnestoOlivares.com for: under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Home Health V TESTING Johnston, L. D., CO'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2010. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. http://www.monitoringthefuture.org ddera Vicodir Inhalants Amphetamines (including crack) Cocaine Buipnioui Jou Cocaine Crack Drug Use in today's Classroom The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study covers the 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Here are the stats that really jumped out. Out of 32 students in a 12th grade classroom: 8 of 32 Have used an illicit drug in the past 30 days 12 of 32 15 of 32 Have used Have tried at least in the past year once in their lifetime For the first time since 1981 More 12th graders consumed marijuana than cigarettes in the past month. % 35 30 21.4% Marijuana 20 19.2% 10 Cigarettes 1975 1980 1990 2000 2010 That's more than 1 out of 5 High School Seniors 1 in 16 seniors smoke pot daily or near daily. While not everyone smokes marijuana... - many think it is "fairly or very Smoked marijuana (in the past year) easy to get" 12th 34.8 % 82.1 % 10th 27.5 69.4 8th 13.7 41.4 Prescription vs. Illicit drugs After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. This list shows the % of 12th graders who have used the following in the past year. 8% Vicodin 6.6 (1) Cold medicines 6.5 Adderall 5.6 (2) Tranquilizers 5.1 OxyContin 4.8 Sedatives/Barbiturates Ritalin 2.7 Provigil 1.3 0.3 Methaqualone/ Quaaludes In fact, prescription drugs are being abused at a much higher rate than many common street drugs. (3) Non-crack Cocaine 2.6 Crack 1.4 Methamphetamine 1 Heroin 0.9 1. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines 2. Xanax, Valium, other benzodiazepines 3. Powder, freebase. Random facts • Recently headline maker Salvia has It's not only illegal • Teens' use of O In the 2010 survey, ecstasy provided one drugs - inhalant use of the most recent steroids - 2.5% of high school senior males use steroids. According to the study, "The steroid problem among teens did 3.7% of 10th gra- has diminished consi- made some inroads - is also significant. 5.5% of seniors have used it during the past 12 months, as surges in the use of an illicit drug. Use rose in all grades, significantly so in 8th and 10th...and perceived risk has been falling steadily since 2005, Inhalants include items like glue, nail polish remover, gaso- line, solvents, butane and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dis- pensers. 8th graders ders and 1.7% of 8th graders. derably over the past 10 years or so." use more than most grades at 8.1%. 70 % 12th grade 60 10th 8th 50 30 10 - 5. Marijuana Alcohol Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Heroin 5,7 1.0 Data on past year drug use 3.6 2.7 2.6 77 (by % of students who have used at least once in the past year according to the 2010 study). 1.9 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.7 15 2.8 (MDMA) Ecstasy Hallucinogens OxyContin Sources: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study since 1975 of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The 2010 MTF survey encompassed about 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide. The MTF Study has been funded Infographic by: ErnestoOlivares.com for: under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Home Health V TESTING Johnston, L. D., CO'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2010. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. http://www.monitoringthefuture.org ddera Vicodir Inhalants Amphetamines (including crack) Cocaine Buipnioui Jou Cocaine Crack Drug Use in today's Classroom The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study covers the 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Here are the stats that really jumped out. Out of 32 students in a 12th grade classroom: 8 of 32 Have used an illicit drug in the past 30 days 12 of 32 15 of 32 Have used Have tried at least in the past year once in their lifetime For the first time since 1981 More 12th graders consumed marijuana than cigarettes in the past month. % 35 30 21.4% Marijuana 20 19.2% 10 Cigarettes 1975 1980 1990 2000 2010 That's more than 1 out of 5 High School Seniors 1 in 16 seniors smoke pot daily or near daily. While not everyone smokes marijuana... - many think it is "fairly or very Smoked marijuana (in the past year) easy to get" 12th 34.8 % 82.1 % 10th 27.5 69.4 8th 13.7 41.4 Prescription vs. Illicit drugs After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. This list shows the % of 12th graders who have used the following in the past year. 8% Vicodin 6.6 (1) Cold medicines 6.5 Adderall 5.6 (2) Tranquilizers 5.1 OxyContin 4.8 Sedatives/Barbiturates Ritalin 2.7 Provigil 1.3 0.3 Methaqualone/ Quaaludes In fact, prescription drugs are being abused at a much higher rate than many common street drugs. (3) Non-crack Cocaine 2.6 Crack 1.4 Methamphetamine 1 Heroin 0.9 1. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines 2. Xanax, Valium, other benzodiazepines 3. Powder, freebase. Random facts • Recently headline maker Salvia has It's not only illegal • Teens' use of O In the 2010 survey, ecstasy provided one drugs - inhalant use of the most recent steroids - 2.5% of high school senior males use steroids. According to the study, "The steroid problem among teens did 3.7% of 10th gra- has diminished consi- made some inroads - is also significant. 5.5% of seniors have used it during the past 12 months, as surges in the use of an illicit drug. Use rose in all grades, significantly so in 8th and 10th...and perceived risk has been falling steadily since 2005, Inhalants include items like glue, nail polish remover, gaso- line, solvents, butane and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dis- pensers. 8th graders ders and 1.7% of 8th graders. derably over the past 10 years or so." use more than most grades at 8.1%. 70 % 12th grade 60 10th 8th 50 30 10 - 5. Marijuana Alcohol Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Heroin 5,7 1.0 Data on past year drug use 3.6 2.7 2.6 77 (by % of students who have used at least once in the past year according to the 2010 study). 1.9 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.7 15 2.8 (MDMA) Ecstasy Hallucinogens OxyContin Sources: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study since 1975 of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The 2010 MTF survey encompassed about 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide. The MTF Study has been funded Infographic by: ErnestoOlivares.com for: under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Home Health V TESTING Johnston, L. D., CO'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2010. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. http://www.monitoringthefuture.org ddera Vicodir Inhalants Amphetamines (including crack) Cocaine Buipnioui Jou Cocaine Crack Drug Use in today's Classroom The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study covers the 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Here are the stats that really jumped out. Out of 32 students in a 12th grade classroom: 8 of 32 Have used an illicit drug in the past 30 days 12 of 32 15 of 32 Have used Have tried at least in the past year once in their lifetime For the first time since 1981 More 12th graders consumed marijuana than cigarettes in the past month. % 35 30 21.4% Marijuana 20 19.2% 10 Cigarettes 1975 1980 1990 2000 2010 That's more than 1 out of 5 High School Seniors 1 in 16 seniors smoke pot daily or near daily. While not everyone smokes marijuana... - many think it is "fairly or very Smoked marijuana (in the past year) easy to get" 12th 34.8 % 82.1 % 10th 27.5 69.4 8th 13.7 41.4 Prescription vs. Illicit drugs After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. This list shows the % of 12th graders who have used the following in the past year. 8% Vicodin 6.6 (1) Cold medicines 6.5 Adderall 5.6 (2) Tranquilizers 5.1 OxyContin 4.8 Sedatives/Barbiturates Ritalin 2.7 Provigil 1.3 0.3 Methaqualone/ Quaaludes In fact, prescription drugs are being abused at a much higher rate than many common street drugs. (3) Non-crack Cocaine 2.6 Crack 1.4 Methamphetamine 1 Heroin 0.9 1. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines 2. Xanax, Valium, other benzodiazepines 3. Powder, freebase. Random facts • Recently headline maker Salvia has It's not only illegal • Teens' use of O In the 2010 survey, ecstasy provided one drugs - inhalant use of the most recent steroids - 2.5% of high school senior males use steroids. According to the study, "The steroid problem among teens did 3.7% of 10th gra- has diminished consi- made some inroads - is also significant. 5.5% of seniors have used it during the past 12 months, as surges in the use of an illicit drug. Use rose in all grades, significantly so in 8th and 10th...and perceived risk has been falling steadily since 2005, Inhalants include items like glue, nail polish remover, gaso- line, solvents, butane and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dis- pensers. 8th graders ders and 1.7% of 8th graders. derably over the past 10 years or so." use more than most grades at 8.1%. 70 % 12th grade 60 10th 8th 50 30 10 - 5. Marijuana Alcohol Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Heroin 5,7 1.0 Data on past year drug use 3.6 2.7 2.6 77 (by % of students who have used at least once in the past year according to the 2010 study). 1.9 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.7 15 2.8 (MDMA) Ecstasy Hallucinogens OxyContin Sources: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study since 1975 of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The 2010 MTF survey encompassed about 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide. The MTF Study has been funded Infographic by: ErnestoOlivares.com for: under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Home Health V TESTING Johnston, L. D., CO'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2010. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. http://www.monitoringthefuture.org ddera Vicodir Inhalants Amphetamines (including crack) Cocaine Buipnioui Jou Cocaine Crack Drug Use in today's Classroom The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study covers the 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Here are the stats that really jumped out. Out of 32 students in a 12th grade classroom: 8 of 32 Have used an illicit drug in the past 30 days 12 of 32 15 of 32 Have used Have tried at least in the past year once in their lifetime For the first time since 1981 More 12th graders consumed marijuana than cigarettes in the past month. % 35 30 21.4% Marijuana 20 19.2% 10 Cigarettes 1975 1980 1990 2000 2010 That's more than 1 out of 5 High School Seniors 1 in 16 seniors smoke pot daily or near daily. While not everyone smokes marijuana... - many think it is "fairly or very Smoked marijuana (in the past year) easy to get" 12th 34.8 % 82.1 % 10th 27.5 69.4 8th 13.7 41.4 Prescription vs. Illicit drugs After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by 12th graders in the past year. This list shows the % of 12th graders who have used the following in the past year. 8% Vicodin 6.6 (1) Cold medicines 6.5 Adderall 5.6 (2) Tranquilizers 5.1 OxyContin 4.8 Sedatives/Barbiturates Ritalin 2.7 Provigil 1.3 0.3 Methaqualone/ Quaaludes In fact, prescription drugs are being abused at a much higher rate than many common street drugs. (3) Non-crack Cocaine 2.6 Crack 1.4 Methamphetamine 1 Heroin 0.9 1. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines 2. Xanax, Valium, other benzodiazepines 3. Powder, freebase. Random facts • Recently headline maker Salvia has It's not only illegal • Teens' use of O In the 2010 survey, ecstasy provided one drugs - inhalant use of the most recent steroids - 2.5% of high school senior males use steroids. According to the study, "The steroid problem among teens did 3.7% of 10th gra- has diminished consi- made some inroads - is also significant. 5.5% of seniors have used it during the past 12 months, as surges in the use of an illicit drug. Use rose in all grades, significantly so in 8th and 10th...and perceived risk has been falling steadily since 2005, Inhalants include items like glue, nail polish remover, gaso- line, solvents, butane and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dis- pensers. 8th graders ders and 1.7% of 8th graders. derably over the past 10 years or so." use more than most grades at 8.1%. 70 % 12th grade 60 10th 8th 50 30 10 - 5. Marijuana Alcohol Flavored Alcoholic Beverages Heroin 5,7 1.0 Data on past year drug use 3.6 2.7 2.6 77 (by % of students who have used at least once in the past year according to the 2010 study). 1.9 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.7 15 2.8 (MDMA) Ecstasy Hallucinogens OxyContin Sources: Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study since 1975 of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. The 2010 MTF survey encompassed about 46,500 eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in almost 400 secondary schools nationwide. The MTF Study has been funded Infographic by: ErnestoOlivares.com for: under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Home Health V TESTING Johnston, L. D., CO'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2010. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. http://www.monitoringthefuture.org ddera Vicodir Inhalants Amphetamines (including crack) Cocaine Buipnioui Jou Cocaine Crack

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study of drug trends in schools has released their 2010 data. This data has been compiled every year since 1975 by Monitoring the Future. The study...

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