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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 have a friend who held a party where there were no adults.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 53%
    2. 38%
    3. 9%
  • Poll: If I thought I needed drug treatment, I would know who to contact.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 53%
    2. 29%
    3. 18%
  • Poll: I am too afraid to ask the school nurse about drugs.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 21%
    2. 54%
    3. 25%
  • Poll: I really don’t know how marijuana affects the teenage brain.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 44%
    2. 44%
    3. 12%
  • 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. 29%
    2. 54%
    3. 17%
  • Poll: Sometimes I feel too sad to go to school.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 30%
    2. 49%
    3. 21%
  • Poll: I have a friend who held a party where there were no adults.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 44%
    2. 39%
    3. 17%
  • Poll: I don’t think marijuana is all that bad.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 38%
    2. 45%
    3. 17%
  • Poll: I know an adult who has a drinking problem.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 57%
    2. 34%
    3. 9%
  • Poll: My parents do not understand my stress.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 46%
    2. 24%
    3. 30%
  • Poll: I think teenagers are pretty smart about drugs.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 23%
    2. 56%
    3. 21%
  • Poll: I think drug users are losers.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 48%
    2. 31%
    3. 21%
  • Poll: I think drug users are cool.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 81%
    2. 15%
    3. 4%
  • Poll: I think marijuana is good for you because it’s a natural herb from a plant.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 41%
    2. 50%
    3. 9%
  • Poll: If I thought I needed drug treatment, I would know who to contact.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 53%
    2. 36%
    3. 11%
  • Poll: I have been to parties where parents serve alcohol to kids.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 22%
    2. 72%
    3. 6%
  • Poll: I know someone who started smoking and wishes he could quit.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 48%
    2. 43%
    3. 9%
  • Poll: I have had someone offer me a prescription painkiller when I had no pain.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 20%
    2. 76%
    3. 4%
  • Poll: I have friends who try to talk me into smoking marijuana.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 45%
    2. 50%
    3. 5%
  • Poll: I have tried to help a friend stop using drugs.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 32%
    2. 58%
    3. 10%
  • Poll: I think teachers do a good job of explaining the dangers of drugs.
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    1. 42%
    2. 33%
    3. 25%