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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.

If I thought I needed drug treatment, I would know who to contact.

I have been to parties where parents serve alcohol to kids.

I think drug users are cool.

I think drug users are losers.

I think teenagers are pretty smart about drugs.

I have had someone offer me a prescription painkiller when I had no pain.

I have a friend who held a party where there were no adults.

There are things I wish I could tell my parents but I am afraid they will judge me.

I am too afraid to ask the school nurse about drugs.