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High School Seniors Steadily Increase Nonmedical Use of Sedatives Over 15 years

October 01, 2006
Percent of 12th graders reporting nonmedical use of sedatives has steadily increased since 1992 up to 7.2% in 2005 The annual Monitoring the Future Survey identified a disturbing pattern in the nonmedical use of sedatives, including barbiturates, among 12th graders: The overall prevalence has risen steadily since 1992, and now stands at 7.2 percent.

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