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NIDA’s Truth poll is offered to students during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Chat Day to encourage them to think about their daily challenges related to substance use in their student and family communities. The questions are the same every year, so responses can be tracked year to year.

  • Poll: I Really Don't Know How Marijuana Affects The Teenage Brain
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 35%
    2. 59%
    3. 6%
  • Poll: There Are Things I Wish I Could Tell My Parents But I am Afraid They Will Judge Me
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 58%
    2. 37%
    3. 5%
  • Poll: Sometimes I Feel Too Sad To Go To School
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 41%
    2. 39%
    3. 20%
  • Poll: I Have Friends Who Held A Party Where There Were No Adults
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 35%
    2. 59%
    3. 6%
  • Poll: I Think Teachers Do A Good Job Of Explaining The Dangers Of Drugs
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 45%
    2. 38%
    3. 17%
  • Poll: I Have Friends Who Try To Talk Me Into Smoking Marijuana
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 28%
    2. 50%
    3. 22%
  • Poll: My Parents Do Not Understand My Stress
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 52%
    2. 32%
    3. 16%
  • Poll: I Think Teenagers Are Pretty Smart About Drugs
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 21%
    2. 59%
    3. 20%
  • Poll: I Have Tried To Help A Friend Stop Using Drugs
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 51%
    2. 11%
    3. 38%