The Use Of Smoking, Alcohol and Narcotic Drugs Started Before Age 18!


The 2014 MTF survey of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades also showed a decline in the abuse of narcotic drugs other than heroin:

•Use of narcotic drugs other than heroin on behalf of 12th- graders surveyed dropped from 7 percent in 2013 to 6 percent in 2014.

•In the past 12 months, use of OxyContin (a narcotic analgesic) declined in all three grades. Reports of use in the past 12 months stand at 1.0 percent in grade 8; 3.0 percent in grade 10; and 3.3 percent in grade 12.
•Past-year use of Vicodin showed a significant five-year drop, with 4.8 percent of 12th- graders using the opioid pain reliever for non-medical reasons, half of what it was in 2009.

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