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Monitoring the Future 2019: Study Shows Shifts in Teen Substance Abuse

The annual Monitoring the Future survey measures teenage drug and alcohol use — as well as teens’ sentiments about those substances — nationwide. The survey is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and conducted by the University of Michigan. Results from the 2019 survey show that the percentage of teens abusing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine remains at historic lows at 2.8%, a slight decrease from 2018.
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Monitoring the Future 2019: Study Shows Shifts in Teen Substance Abuse, Continued

The percentage of teens who abuse over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine has hit a record low, though abuse rates increased among eighth graders. See the results of the The National Institute on Drug Abuse – NIDA 2019 Monitoring the Future study.

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Safeguard Your Medicine and Know What’s in Your Cabinet

Access a list of popular brand-name over-the-counter (OTC) cough, cold and flu medicines that contain the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM), which is the most widely used cough suppressant ingredient in the United States.

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From Awareness to Action: Preventing Med Abuse in Your Community

This PowerPoint presentation can be used to educate parents, caregivers, local and state government officials and other key stakeholders about prescription drug abuse. It includes facts, stats about drug use rates and behaviors and helpful resources.

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Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine Abuse: Working Together to Protect Teens

Use this presentation to educate parents, caregivers and others in your community about the dangers of teens abusing over-the-counter cough medicine products containing dextromethorphan (DXM). The presentation includes helpful information about DXM drug use trends and steps people can take to prevent this behavior.

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