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Infographics featuring the latest statistics and trends on teen drug use in the United States.

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Teens and E-cigarettes

Published: February 11, 2016
This infographic explores e-cigarette use among teens, including usage rates compared with cigarette use, potential for e-cig use to lead to smoking, and what teens say is in their e-cig, as well as avenues for teens’ exposure to e-cig advertising.
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Abuse of Prescription (Rx) Drugs Affects Young Adults Most

Published: February 08, 2016
More young adults use pre- scription drugs nonmedically than any other age group.
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Substance Use in Women and Men

Published: January 08, 2016
This infographic shows differences in substance use trends between women and men for marijuana use disorder, abuse of prescription pain medicines, treatment admissions for sleeping aid misuse, and nicotine cessation.
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Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2014

Published: December 21, 2015
The 2014 Monitoring the Future College Students and Adults survey shows trends in alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and stimulant use in college students and non-college peers.
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Monitoring the Future 2015 Survey Results

Published: December 16, 2015
NIH’s 2015 Monitoring the Future survey shows long term decline in illicit drug use, prescription opioid abuse, cigarette and alcohol use among the nation’s youth.
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Dramatic Increases in Maternal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Published: September 01, 2015
Use of opiates during pregnancy can result in a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). One baby per hour is born suffering from opiate withdrawal in the U.S.
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Drugged Driving

Published: July 22, 2015
Drugged Driving: In 2009, 1 in 3 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs.
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Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results: College and Adults

Published: April 30, 2015
In 2013, 36 percent of college students said they used marijuana in the past year, compared to 30 percent in 2006
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Drug and Alcohol Use - A Significant Risk Factor for HIV

Published: April 21, 2015
From 2005 to 2009, 1 in 3 persons with HIV was a current drug user or binged on alcohol
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Monitoring the Future 2014 Survey Results

Published: December 19, 2014
NIH’s 2014 Monitoring the Future survey shows high rates of e-cigarette use and fewer concerns about marijuana’s risks.
Dirty Money and Cocaine

Dirty Money and Cocaine

Published: December 18, 2014
Dirty money: find out just how much of your cash may be soiled with cocaine and bacteria.
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Marijuana Use & Educational Outcomes

Published: November 18, 2014
Educational outcomes include lower grades and exam scores, lower enrollment in college, and lower rates of graduation from high school and college.
Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

Published: September 16, 2014
A person can overdose on drugs the very first time they try them. Get the stats on how drug overdoses compare with other accidental deaths in this infographic.
Pushing Pause

Pushing Pause

Published: February 01, 2014
Science shows that by pausing before acting, teens can help shape their futures for the better. In this infographic, find out how teens can train their brains.
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Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results

Published: January 28, 2014
NIH’s 2013 Monitoring the Future Survey shows high rates of marijuana use; decreases in abuse of pain relievers and some synthetic drugs.
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Abuse of Prescription Pain Medications Risks Heroin Use

Published: January 13, 2014
1 in 15 people who take non medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years.
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Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse in America

Published: January 02, 2014
52 Million people in the US, over the age of 12, have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime

"Wiring" Your Brain

Published: December 01, 2013
For teens, actions taken today affect the efficiency of their brains tomorrow. See this informative infographic to understand why “use it or lose it” applies to the teen brain.
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Stop Rx Abuse - Ignorance is NO excuse

Published: November 07, 2013
70% of parents are concerned about their teen's prescription drug abuse.
The Awesomely Evolved Human Brain

The Awesomely Evolved Human Brain

Published: September 01, 2013
The brain is an organ that has evolved through millions of years. Through this engaging infographic, discover how drug use affects the brain's reward system.
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Teens Mix Prescription Opioids with Other Substances

Published: April 08, 2013
Teens who abuse Rx opioids often combine them with marijuana or alcohol.
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Synthetic Marijuana Lands Thousands of Young People in the ER, Especially Young Males

Published: February 26, 2013
By gender, 14% of male and 8% of female high school seniors abused synthetic marijuana.
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Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results

Published: December 25, 2012
NIDA’s 2012 Monitor- ing the Future Survey shows teen alcohol and cigarette use are down, while illicit drug use has risen in recent years.
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Providers Defer HIV Treatment for Injection Drug Users (IDUs)

Published: July 05, 2012
Providers defer HIV treatment for injection drug users.
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Prescription Drug Abuse: Young People at Risk

Published: June 07, 2012
The RX Risk: Roughly 1 in 9 youth abused prescription drugs in the past year.