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By Elizabeth Magill

This booklet presents scholars with evidence approximately drug use, abuse, and dependancy. It describes the actual and psychological results of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, ecstasy, inhalants and plenty of different medicines and chemical compounds which are frequently abused. It contains information regarding the method that leads from informal use to dependancy and provides feedback for resisting peer strain and supporting pals remain drug loose.

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For some drugs, daily use is also reported. Initially, the survey included 12th graders only, but in 1991 it was expanded to include 8th and 10th graders. The MTF survey is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and is conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. The 35th annual study was conducted during 2009. Positive Findings Cigarette smoking is at its lowest point in the history of the survey on all measures among students in grades 8, 10, and 12.

Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III. • Examples of drugs included in Schedule IV are Darvon®, Talwin®, Equanil®, Valium®, and Xanax®. 40 Drug Information for Teens, Third Edition Schedule V • The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV. • The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

The percentage of teens agreeing that “being high feels good” increased significantly from 45 percent in 2008 to 51 percent in 2009, while those saying that “friends usually get high at parties” increased from 69 percent to 75 percent over the same time period. The Partnership/ MetLife Foundation Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) also found a significant drop in the number of teens agreeing strongly that they “don’t want to hang around drug users”—from 35 percent in 2008 to 30 percent in 2009. “These new PATS data should put all parents on notice that they have to pay closer attention to their kids’ behavior—especially their social interactions—and 32 Drug Information for Teens, Third Edition they must take action just as soon as they think their child may be using drugs or drinking,” said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of the Partnership.

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