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Teen Alcohol, Cigarette and Illicit Drug Use

Teen Alcohol, Cigarette and Illicit Drug Use Teens may try a number of substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, household chemicals (inhalants), prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and illegal drugs. Teens use alco- hol more than any other substance. Marijuana is the illegal drug that teens use most often. Alcohol Cigarettes Illicit Drugs 39% drank some amount of alcohol. 19% of high school girls and 28% of Illicit drug use among 22% binge drank. 8% drove after- high school boys used some form of teenagers has continued drinking alcohol. 24% rode with a tobacco at least one day in the month.- at high rates, largely due driver who had been drinking alcohol. Studies have found that nearly all first to the popularity of marijuana. *highschoolers use of tobacco takes place before high school graduation. 50 High School Usage This graphic illustrates past 30 day alcohol, ciga- rette, and illicit drug use among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders from 1992 through 2012. In general, alcohol and cigarette use has decreased, and illicit drug use, which declined in the late 1990s and early 2000s, has been increasing in recent years. In 2012, past 30 day use in each category was: 40 30 20 10 alcohol Cigarettes Illicit Drugs * Numbers on Bar graph represents percentages Marijuana Use Prescription VS. VS. Perceived Risk Illicit Drugs Three points in time are shown-2008, 2010, and 2012– for marijuana use and the perception of risk (saw great risk in smoking marijuana occasionally) among 12th graders. 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 percentage of 12th graders who have used the following drugs in the past year. Prescriptions г 25.8% 24.5% | 32.4% || 34.8% 36.4% 20.6% | Adderall – 7.6% AD Marijuana – 36.4% || || | Vicodin – 7.5% Powder Cocaine - 2.7% PROMETH WITH CODEINE Cold medicines - 5.6% | Crack - 1.2% 2008 2010 2012 Tranquilizers - 5.3% Methamphetamine – 1.1% OxyContin – 4.3% 00 Heroin - 0.6% Perception of Risk Ritalin - 2.6% Using 12th Grade Body Methaqualone/Quaaludes - 0.4%

Teen Alcohol, Cigarette and Illicit Drug Use

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Teen Alcohol Cigarette and Illicit Drug Use Illustrates a study done on teens in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades who use these vices.

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