Proportion of Drug Use by Teens Reduces
The annual monitoring the future survey found that about 7% decline of any illegal drug use in the last month by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders combined from 2003 to 2004, according to a Dec 21, 2004, news release from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Monitoring the Future survey measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors for three time periods--lifetime, past year, and past month. In 2004, 49,474 students from 406 public and private schools participated in the survey.