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Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results

NIH’s 2013 Monitoring the Future Survey shows high rates of marijuana use; decreases in abuse of pain relievers and some synthetic drugs.

Abuse of Prescription Pain Medications Risks Heroin Use

1 in 15 people who take non medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years.

Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse in America

52 Million people in the US, over the age of 12, have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime

Sixty percent of 12th graders do not view regular marijuana use as harmful

The percentage of high-schoolers who see  great risk from being regular marijuana users has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, according to this year’s Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, which measures drug use and attitudes among the nation’s eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-graders.


Stop Rx Abuse - Ignorance is NO excuse

70% of parents are concerned about their teen's prescription drug abuse.

Problem Behaviors Can Signal Risk in Prescribing Opioids to Teens

Researchers found that 1 in 8 high school seniors had used a prescription opioid nonmedically, and 70 percent of these teens had compounded the attendant risk by co-ingesting an opioid with one or more other drugs. Nonmedical opioid use was significantly more prevalent among whites than among African Americans or Hispanics.

Abuse of Prescription (Rx) Drugs Affects Young Adults Most

More young adults use pre- scription drugs nonmedically than any other age group.

Teens Mix Prescription Opioids with Other Substances

Teens who abuse Rx opioids often combine them with marijuana or alcohol.

Synthetic Marijuana Lands Thousands of Young People in the ER, Especially Young Males

By gender, 14% of male and 8% of female high school seniors abused synthetic marijuana.

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