||Do the trends in past month use of any illicit drugs (other than marijuana) vary by grade level?
||Across grade levels, the proportion of students reporting past month drug use has generally declined since the early 2000s.
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- Past month illicit drug use reported by high school seniors reached a new low in 2019. For 10th graders, past month illicit drug use in 2019 fell to a new low (3.7%), while illicit drug use reported by 8th graders in 2020 was less than 1-percentage point above their 2017 low-point.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03516.asp?qaDate=2020.
Released on August 30, 2021.
Data Source: Adapted from Johnston, L. D., Miech, R. A., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., Schulenberg, J. E., & Patrick, M. E. (2021). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2020: Overview, key findings on adolescent drug use. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan.
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