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Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Holds at Lowest Recorded Levels

octubre del 2010

Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.

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Adolescent Cigarette, Alcohol Use Declines as Marijuana Use Rises

febrero del 2013

Fewer teens are using cigarettes, alcohol, and most illicit drugs, according to NIDA’s latest Monitoring the Future study. Troubling  trends persist in marijuana use, however, and nonmedical prescription drug use remains a concern.

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Adolescent Inhalant Use Is Stable Overall, but Rising Among Girls

octubre del 2007

Reports patterns and trends in inhalant use among adolescents based on an analysis of data from a 2002-2005 national survey on drug use and health.

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Adolescent Smoking and Drinking at Historic Lows

julio del 2012
Rates of adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking stood at historic lows in 2011, but marijuana use trended upward, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.

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Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Abuse More Likely

Marzo del 2008

Reports on results from a study showing that men and women with alcohol use disorders are more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs than people who don't drink at all.

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Although Relatively Few, “Doctor Shoppers” Skew Opioid Prescribing

mayo del 2014

One out of every 143 U.S. patients who received a prescription for an opioid painkiller in 2008 obtained prescriptions from multiple physicians in a pattern that suggests misuse or abuse of the drugs.

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Among High School Seniors, Driving After Marijuana Use Surpasses Drunk Driving

julio del 2014

Within the 2 weeks prior to responding to a nationwide survey, 28 percent of high school seniors were in a vehicle whose driver had been using marijuana or another illicit drug, or had drunk 5 or more alcoholic drinks.

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Among Young Attendees at STD Clinics, Substance Abusers Report More Risky Sexual Behavior

octubre del 2007

Highlights data on the risky sexual behaviors of patients at a sexually transmitted disease clinic who had a substance abuse disorder as compared to those without a substance abuse disorder.

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Drug Abuse at Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

diciembre del 2010

Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.

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Elevated Rates of Drug Abuse Continue for Second Year

junio del 2012

Illicit drug use in the United States in 2010 was at its highest level since 2002, according to the most recent report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. A rise in marijuana use drove the increase. A favorable trend of falling cocaine use continued.

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