30-day prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2019

This statistic shows the 30-day prevalence of use of any illicit drug for grades 8, 10 and 12 combined from 1991 to 2019. Some 17.2 percent of all respondents in grades 8,10 and 12 in 2019 stated that they used any illicit drug within 30 days.

30-day prevalence of use of any illicit drug for grades 8, 10 and 12 combined from 1991 to 2019

Percentage of respondents
201917.2%
201816.3%
201716.1%
2016 15.5%
2015 15.9%
2014 16.5%
2013 17.3%
2012 16.8%
2011 17%
2010 16.7%
2009 15.8%
2008 14.6%
2007 14.8%
2006 14.9%
2005 15.8%
2004 16.2%
2003 17.3%
2002 18.2%
2001 19.4%
2000 19.2%
1999 19.5%
1998 19.5%
1997 20.5%
1996 20.6%
1995 18.6%
1994 16.8%
1993 13.3%
1992 10.5%
199110.9%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1991 to 2019

Special properties

8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students

Supplementary notes

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).

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