Alcohol Trends & Statistics

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Alcohol for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2018 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Alcohol Lifetime 23.50 42.20 [58.50]
Past Year 18.70 37.80 [53.30]
Past Month 8.20 [18.60] [30.20]

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National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Prevalence of Alcohol for Ages 12 or Older, Ages 12 to 17, Ages 18 to 25, and Ages 26 or Older; 2017 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period Ages 12 or Older Ages 12 to 17 Ages 18 to 25 Ages 26 or Older
Alcohol Lifetime 80.90 27.10 81.10 87.10
Past Year 65.70 21.90 74.00 69.50
Past Month 51.70 9.90 56.30 55.80