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Title: National Survey Results on Drug Use From the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1993: Volume I, Secondary School Students
Author(s): L D Johnston; P M O'Malley; J G Bachman
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 298
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Superintendent of Documents, GPO
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University of Michigan
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Grant Number: 3R01-DA-01411
Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-045224-4
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is Volume I of a two-volume report on the results of the 19th national survey of drug use and related attitudes among American high school seniors, the 14th such survey of American college students, and the 3rd such survey of eighth and tenth grade students; Volume I contains the results from the secondary school samples of eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders.
Abstract: This monograph reports findings through 1993 from the ongoing research and reporting series entitled Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth. The study has consisted of in-school surveys of nationally representative samples of high school seniors each year since 1975 and of eighth and tenth grade students each year since 1991. The findings show that the classes of illicitly used drugs that have had an impact on appreciable proportions of young Americans in their late teens and early twenties are marijuana, cocaine, stimulants, LSD, and inhalants. In 1993, high school seniors use of these drugs showed annual prevalence rates of 26 percent, 3 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent respectively. Despite the fact that it is illegal for virtually all high school students and most college students to purchase alcoholic beverages, experience with alcohol use is almost universal among them (67 percent of eighth graders have tried it, 81 percent of tenth graders, and 87 percent of 12th graders). Survey findings also show that by late adolescence sizeable proportions of youths still are establishing regular cigarette habits, in spite of the demonstrated health risks associated with smoking. Since the study began in 1975, cigarettes have consistently comprised the class of substance most often used on a daily basis by high school students. Extensive tabular and graphic data
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking
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