Survey Reveals Significant Reductions in Some Youth Drug Use
2012 Monitoring the Future Survey Reveals Significant Reductions in Some Youth Drug Use
Office of National Drug Control Policy
December 19, 2012
Monitoring the Future (MTF), an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the United States, is a key indicator of drug use among our Nation's youth. The results of the 2012 MTF study, released today, reveal that while overall youth drug use (as measured by past 30-day use of any drug) was unchanged from last year's estimates, a number of drug categories showed significant reductions between 2011 and 2012 for some grades. Among 8th graders, for example, the study showed a decline in past-month use of any illicit drug other than marijuana, and it revealed encouraging reductions in certain categories of use in that age group for cocaine, inhalants, amphetamines, crack, and heroin.
For more information about Monitoring the Future or to view the latest survey results, read the MTF Fact Sheet.
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