The chart below shows the percentage of teens who say they use cough and cold medicine.
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|Drug||Time Period||8th Graders||10th Graders||12th Graders|
|Over-the-Counter Cough/Cold Medicine||Past Year||4.6||3.3||3.2|
Explore teen substance use trends over time, by grade and substance with an interactive chart featuring Monitoring the Future data from 2016 to present.
For the most recent statistics on teen drug use, see results from NIDA’s Monitoring the Future study.