While past-year misuse of any prescription drug among 12th graders has steadily and slowly dropped since 2015, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older, after marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco cigarettes.
The chart below shows the percentage of teens who misuse prescription drugs.
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|Any Prescription Drug||Lifetime||18.00||16.50||15.50||14.60|
* Data in brackets indicate statistically significant change from the previous year.