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TRENDS IN PREVALENCE OF SELECTED DRUGS FOR
EIGHTH, TENTH AND TWELFTH GRADERS, 1991-1996

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Studies

Source: National Institute on Drug and Alcohol Abuse "1996 Monitoring the Future Study"

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
"Preliminary Results From the 1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse"


Percent of U.S. Students Who Have Used Selected Drugs During Lifetime

Substance

Grade

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Any Illicit Drug

 

 

 

Any Illicit Drug-
Including Inhalants

 

 

 

Marijuana/Hashish

 

 

 

Inhalants

 

 

 

Hallucinogens

 

 

 

Cocaine

 

 

 

Crack

 

 

 

Heroin

 

 

 

Stimulants

 

 

 

Alcohol-Any use

 

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

18.7

30.6

44.1

 

28.5

36.1

47.6

 

10.2

23.4

36.7

 

17.6

15.7

17.6

 

3.2

6.1

9.6

 

2.3

4.1

7.8

 

1.3

1.7

3.1

 

1.2

1.2

0.9

 

10.5

13.2

15.4

 

70.1

83.8

88.0

20.6

29.8

40.7

 

29.6

36.2

44.4

 

11.2

21.4

32.6

 

17.4

16.6

16.6

 

3.8

6.4

9.2

 

2.9

3.3

6.1

 

1.6

1.5

2.6

 

1.4

1.2

1.2

 

10.8

13.1

13.9

 

69.3

82.3

87.5

 

22.5

32.8

42.9

 

32.3

38.7

46.6

 

12.6

24.4

35.3

 

19.4

17.5

17.4

 

3.9

6.8

10.9

 

2.9

3.6

6.1

 

1.7

1.8

2.6

 

1.4

1.3

1.1

 

11.8

14.9

15.1

 

67.1

80.8

87.0

 

25.7

37.4

45.6

 

35.1

42.7

49.1

 

16.7

30.4

38.2

 

19.9

18.0

17.7

 

4.3

8.1

11.4

 

3.6

4.3

5.9

 

2.4

2.1

3.0

 

2.0

1.5

1.2

 

12.3

15.1

15.7

 

55.8

71.1

80.4

 

28.5

40.9

48.4

 

38.1

45.9

51.5

 

19.9

34.1

41.7

 

21.6

19.0

17.4

 

5.2

9.3

12.7

 

4.2

5.0

6.0

 

2.7

2.8

3.0

 

2.3

1.7

1.6

 

13.1

17.4

15.3

 

54.5

70.5

80.7

31.2

45.4

50.8

 

39.4

49.8

53.5

 

23.1

39.8

44.9

 

21.2

19.3

16.6

 

5.9

10.5

14.0

 

4.5

6.5

7.1

 

2.9

3.3

3.3

 

2.4

2.1

1.8

 

13.5

17.7

15.3

 

55.3

71.8

79.2

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Percent of U.S. Students Who Have Used Selected Drugs During the Past Year

Substance

Grade

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Any Illicit Drug

 

 

 

Any Illicit Drug-
Including Inhalants

 

 

 

 

Marijuana/Hashish

 

 

 

Inhalants

 

 

 

Hallucinogens

 

 

 

Cocaine

 

 

 

Crack

 

 

 

Heroin

 

 

 

Stimulants

 

 

 

Alcohol-Any use

 

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

11.3

21.4

29.4

 

16.7

23.9

31.2

 

 

6.2

16.5

23.9

 

9.0

7.1

6.6

 

1.9

4.0

5.8

 

1.1

2.2

3.5

 

0.7

0.9

1.5

 

0.7

0.5

0.4

 

6.2

8.2

8.2

 

54.0

72.3

77.7

12.9

20.4

27.1

 

18.2

23.5

28.8

 

 

7.2

15.2

21.9

 

9.5

7.5

6.2

 

2.5

4.3

5.9

 

1.5

1.9

3.1

 

0.9

0.9

1.5

 

0.7

0.6

0.6

 

6.5

8.2

7.1

 

53.7

70.2

76.8

15.1

24.7

31.0

 

21.1

27.4

32.5

 

 

9.2

19.2

26.0

 

11.0

8.4

7.0

 

2.6

4.7

7.4

 

1.7

2.1

3.3

 

1.0

1.1

1.5

 

0.7

0.7

0.5

 

7.2

9.6

8.4

 

51.6

69.3

76.0

18.5

30.0

35.8

 

24.2

32.5

37.6

 

 

13.0

25.2

30.7

 

11.7

9.1

7.7

 

2.7

5.8

7.6

 

2.1

2.8

3.6

 

1.3

1.4

1.9

 

1.2

0.9

0.6

 

7.9

10.2

9.4

 

46.8

63.9

73.0

21.4

33.3

39.0

 

27.1

35.6

40.2

 

 

15.8

28.7

34.7

 

12.8

9.6

8.0

 

3.6

7.2

9.3

 

2.6

3.5

4.0

 

1.6

1.8

2.1

 

1.4

1.1

1.1

 

8.7

11.9

9.3

 

45.3

63.5

73.7

23.6

37.5

40.2

 

28.7

39.6

41.9

 

 

18.3

33.6

35.8

 

12.2

9.5

7.6

 

4.1

7.8

10.1

 

3.0

4.2

4.9

 

1.8

2.1

2.1

 

1.6

1.2

1.0

 

9.1

12.4

9.5

 

46.5

65.0

72.5

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Percent of U.S. Students Who Have Used Selected Drugs During the Past 30-Day Period

Substance

Grade

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Any Illicit Drug

 

 

 

Any Illicit Drug-
Including Inhalants

 

 

 

Marijuana/Hashish

 

 

 

Inhalants

 

 

 

Hallucinogens

 

 

 

Cocaine

 

 

 

Crack

 

 

 

Heroin

 

 

 

Stimulants

 

 

 

Alcohol-Any use

 

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

5.7

11.6

16.4

 

8.8

13.1

17.8

 

3.2

8.7

13.8

 

4.4

2.7

2.4

 

0.8

1.6

2.2

 

0.5

0.7

1.4

 

0.3

0.3

0.7

 

0.3

0.2

0.2

 

2.6

3.3

3.2

 

25.1

42.8

54.0

 

 

6.8

11.0

14.4

 

10.0

12.6

15.6

 

3.7

8.1

11.9

 

4.7

2.7

2.3

 

1.1

1.8

2.1

 

0.7

0.7

1.3

 

0.5

0.4

0.6

 

0.4

0.2

0.3

 

3.3

3.6

2.8

 

26.1

39.9

51.3

 

 

8.4

14.0

18.3

 

12.0

15.5

19.3

 

5.1

10.9

15.5

 

5.4

3.3

2.5

 

1.2

1.9

2.7

 

0.7

0.9

1.3

 

0.4

0.5

0.7

 

0.4

0.3

0.2

 

3.6

4.3

3.7

 

26.2

41.5

51.0

 

 

10.9

18.5

21.9

 

14.3

20.0

23.0

 

7.8

15.8

19.0

 

5.6

3.6

2.7

 

1.3

2.4

3.1

 

1.0

1.2

1.5

 

0.7

0.6

0.8

 

0.6

0.4

0.3

 

3.6

4.5

4.0

 

25.5

39.2

50.1

12.4

20.2

23.8

 

16.1

21.6

24.8

 

9.1

17.2

21.2

 

6.1

3.5

3.2

 

1.7

3.3

4.4

 

1.2

1.7

1.8

 

0.7

0.9

1.0

 

0.6

0.6

0.6

 

4.2

5.3

4.0

 

24.6

38.8

51.3

14.6

23.2

24.6

 

17.5

24.5

25.5

 

11.3

20.4

21.9

 

5.8

3.3

2.5

 

1.9

2.8

3.5

 

1.3

1.7

2.0

 

0.8

0.8

1.0

 

0.7

0.5

0.5

 

4.6

5.5

4.1

 

26.2

40.4

50.8

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Percent of U.S. Students Who Have Used Selected Drugs Daily

Substance

Grade

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Any Illicit Drug

 

 

 

Any Illicit Drug-
Including Inhalants

 

 

 

Marijuana/Hashish

 

 

 

Inhalants

 

 

 

Hallucinogens

 

 

 

Cocaine

 

 

 

Crack

 

 

 

Heroin

 

 

 

Stimulants

 

 

 

Alcohol-Any use

 

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

 

8th

10th

12th

----

----

----

 

----

----

----

 

0.2

0.8

2.0

 

0.2

0.1

0.2

 

0.1

*

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

*

*

0.1

 

*

*

*

 

0.1

0.1

0.2

 

0.5

1.3

3.6

----

----

----

 

----

----

----

 

0.2

0.8

1.9

 

0.3

0.1

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

*

*

0.1

 

*

*

0.1

 

*

*

*

 

0.1

0.1

0.2

 

0.6

1.2

3.4

 

----

----

----

 

----

----

----

 

0.4

1.0

2.4

 

0.3

0.2

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

0.1

*

0.1

 

*

*

*

 

0.1

0.3

0.2

 

0.8

1.6

2.5

 

----

----

----

 

----

----

----

 

0.7

2.2

3.6

 

0.2

0.1

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

*

*

0.1

 

0.1

*

*

 

0.1

0.1

0.2

 

1.0

1.7

2.4

 

----

----

----

 

----

----

----

 

0.8

2.8

4.6

 

0.2

0.1

0.1

 

*

*

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.2

 

*

*

0.1

 

*

*

0.1

 

0.2

0.2

0.3

 

0.7

1.7

3.5

----

----

----

 

----

----

----

 

1.5

3.5

4.9

 

0.2

0.1

0.2

 

0.1

*

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.2

 

*

*

0.2

 

*

*

0.1

 

0.1

0.1

0.3

 

1.0

1.6

3.7

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