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Drug, Alcohol Use Falls Among US Teens

American teenagers are using fewer forbidden drugs and less alcohol, according to a newly released survey.

The results of the survey “show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, and misuse of some prescription medications, among the nation’s teens,” according to a news release.

The 2016 Monitoring the Future annual survey is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, and surveys students in eighth, 10th and 12th graders.

For eighth graders, the survey found they have the lowest use of illicit drugs in survey history.

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Source:: VOANews.Com


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