Stats & Trends in Teen Drug Use with Interactive Chart

Monitoring the Future: Annual Survey of Teen Drug Use

Each year, more than 42,000 students from almost 400 schools in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades complete a survey about their behaviors, attitudes, and values on drug use. According to the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF):

  • Teens are vaping both marijuana and nicotine in record numbers. Past-month marijuana vaping among 12th graders nearly doubled in a single year—the second largest one-year jump for any substance in the history of the survey.
  • One in 4 students in 12th grade, 1 in 5 in 10th grade, and 1 in 11 in 8th grade reported vaping nicotine in the past month.
  • On the other hand, rates of binge drinking (drinking five or more drinks in a row) continue to drop for students in 10th and 12th grades.

How to use the interactive chart: Select by drug, year, grade, and duration to see teen drug use trends. Use the Share and Download icons at the bottom of the chart.