How many teens misuse prescription depressants?

The chart below shows the percentage of teens who say they misuse prescription depressants.

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Tranquilizers for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2020 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Tranquilizers Lifetime 3.9 4.9 7.0
Past Year 2.2 2.6 3.2
Past Month 1.1 [0.7] 1.0

Explore teen substance use trends over time, by grade and substance with an interactive chart featuring Monitoring the Future data from 2016 to present