Drugs, alcohol, cigarette abuse and related attitudes among adolescent students thorough out the country were measured by the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. 8th, 10th, 12th graders are included by this survey. There are few positive and negative findings in this report.
According to 2009 report by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), there is reduction in the use of Methamphetamine in all grades from 2004 to 2009. There is a reduction in life time use from 2.3 to 1.6 percent among the 8th graders. Decline in use of drugs from 4.4 to 3.4 percent among 10th and 12th-graders.
Use of hallucinogens and LSD decreased from 5.9 to 4.7 percent and from 2.7 to 1.9 percent respectively among 12th graders.
Statistics of drug use:
According to 2009 report by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), use of drug once in life time was 19.6percent in United States in 2008 and 19.9 percent in 2009. Marijuana drug use percentage was 14.6 in 2008 and 15.7 percent in 2009. Use of Hallucinogens was 3.3 percent in 2008 and 3.0 percent in 2009. The use of the LSD was 1.9 percent in 2008 and 1.7 percent in 2009. The use of cocaine was 3 percent in 2008 and 2.6 percent in 2009. The use of heroin is 1.4 and 1.3 percent in 2008, 2009 respectively among 8th graders.
Use of any illicit drug increased from 34.1 to 36 percent, use of marijuana increased from 29.9 to 32.3 percent and use of Hallucinogens increased from 5.5 to 6.1 percent, use of LSD increased from 2.6 to 3.0 in 2008 and 2009 respectively, among 10th graders.
The use of any illicit drug increased from 47.4 to 46.7 percent and use of Marijuana decreased from 42.6 to 42 percent, use of Hallucinogens decreased from 8.7 to 7.4 percent and use of LSD decreased from 4 to 3.1 percent in 2008 and 2009 respectively, among 12th-graders.
The above information is about drug use statistics of 8th, 10th, 12th grade students in United States.