SOURCE: University of Michigan, 2005 Monitoring the Future Study 4 Percent of Students Reporting Smoking Daily, by Grade * * * * Significant difference between recent peak year and current year.
No year-to-year differences are statistically significant. Percent of 12th Graders Reporting Nonmedical Use of OxyContin and Vicodin in the Past Year Remained High Percent of 12th Graders Reporting Nonmedical Use of OxyContin and Vicodin in the Past Year Remained High 9.6 10.5 9.3 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 OxyContin Vicodin 2002 2003 2004 4.0 4.5 5.0 Percent Issues of Concern 5.5* 9.5 2005 * Between 2002 and 2005 the abuse of OxyContin by 12 th graders increased significantly. Source: University of Michigan, 2005 Monitoring the Future Study
Tobacco Use Among NB 7 th & 8 th Graders: 1999—2005
Trends in Lifetime Use of Alcohol and Marijuana Reported by NB 7 th & 8 th Graders 1999-2005
Lifetime Use of Illicit Drugs Reported by NB 7 th & 8 th Graders 1999—2005
So what does this mean to our dreams for our kids? The percentage of youths engaging in delinquent behaviors increases significantly with the level of past year alcohol use The same correlation is true with increasing levels of use of marijuana Persons reporting first use of alcohol before age 15 experience 5 times the risk of later alcohol dependence than those who first used alcohol at age 21 or older