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Infographics: Teen Drug Use

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

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Drugged Driving

Published: October 30, 2018
Driving while under the influence of legal or illegal substances puts the driver, passengers, and others who share the road in danger.
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Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2017

Published: September 05, 2018
The 2017 Monitoring the Future College Students and Young Adults survey shows trends in the use of marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, and synthetic drugs in college students and non-college peers.
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Comorbidity: Substance Use and Other Mental Disorders

Published: August 15, 2018
This infographic summarizes data on the comorbidity between substance use and mental disorders and the rates at which people get treatment for these conditions.
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Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids Drug Overdose Deaths

Published: May 29, 2018
This infographic summarizes a study that finds that nearly half of opioid-related overdose deaths involve fentanyl.
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Monitoring the Future 2017 Survey Results

Published: December 12, 2017
This infographic of the NIH’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey highlights drug use trends among the Nation’s youth for marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes (e-vaporizers), and prescription opioids.
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Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice) Unpredictable Danger

Published: October 05, 2017
This infographic shows that synthetic cannabinoids, like K2 or Spice, are not natural drugs and can lead to dangerous health effects.
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Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2016

Published: September 07, 2017
The 2016 Monitoring the Future College Students and Young Adults survey shows trends in the use of marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs in college students and non-college peers.
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Monitoring the Future 2016 Survey Results

Published: December 13, 2016
This infographic of the NIH’s 2016 Monitoring the Future survey highlights drug use trends among the Nation’s youth for marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and prescription opioids.
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Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2015

Published: November 03, 2016
The 2015 Monitoring the Future College Students and Adults survey shows trends in the use of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, cocaine, and other drugs in college students and non-college peers.
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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 prescription 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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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.
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.

"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.
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.