Smoking, Alcohol and Opioid Abuse Among Teens Declined in 2014

Recent results released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that use of cigarettes, alcohol, and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens declined from 2013 while marijuana use rates were stable. 

These 2014 results are part of an overall two-decade trend among the nation’s youth. The survey measures drug use and attitudes among eighth, 10th, and 12th graders, is funded by NIDA, and is conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Studies have found that teens have increased use of nicotine patches, e-cigarettes and energy drinks.

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