How many teens misuse prescription stimulants?

Most teens do not misuse prescription stimulant medications. About 2 in every 100 students in 8th, 10th, or 12th grade have misused a prescription amphetamine in the past month. The chart below shows the percentage of teens who misuse common prescription stimulants.

Monitoring the Future 2019: Prescription Drug Misuse Continues Decline from Peak Years: Adderall

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2019 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Amphetamine Lifetime 6.80 8.20 7.70
Past Year 4.10 5.20 [4.50]
Past Month 2.20 2.40 2.00
Adderall Past Year 2.50 3.10 3.90
Ritalin Past Year 1.00 0.70 1.10

* Data in brackets indicate statistically significant change from the previous year.