Studies and Reports of The National Institute on Drug Abuse

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In this paper I will be discussing five major issues the Nation Drug Abuse institute looked at and had many different groups if people doing surveys. This institute collected all the data through out the years and does graphs and reports the statistics of their findings. I will be discussing the trend with high school students and the drugs most of teens do. Also I will be talking about the nation trend, that most is common and comparing it to other years. And then I will discuss the number of hospital visit amongst people who go see the doctor for related to illicit drugs. And then will talk about the future surveys and what the NIDA predicts what will happen in the future. Also what the NIDA found that was reported by the work place resource and how employees who are on drugs do not have a good work performance to employeed who are drug free. First I will be discussing high school and youth trends among teens today and in the past years. In the beginning 90’s drug use amongst teens and was very low, such as using marijuana. Also back then the risk or side effects where looked upon has high and could be damaging to high school students. But according to the NIDA website they stated that it started going up in to 2000’s among teens. They stated, went up about 40% percent and then kept rising and the risks and side effects decreased. The statistics they gave on drug abuse with illicit drugs says that in 2013, “7% 8th graders, 18% of 10th graders, and in 12th graders 22% (NIDA,1)”. While the use of marijuana in high school reveals high the the second highest with that is the use inhalants among 12th graders. So many teens are trying different methods of drugs and decreasing on drinking alcohol the NIDA stated it has been one third... ... middle of paper ... ...e highest drug being used today is the use of marijuana and in the 90’s that was not the case. Also the next one I looked at was the overall trend done with people the ages 12-65 plus, and it was the use still with illicit drugs “marijuana”. And the next one that was reveal was the hospital visits were increasingly high with people going to hospitals having to do with illicit drugs. And the second to last one that I dicused was the montoring trends in the future, which we will see the decrease of alcohol abuse and more a increase with synthetic marijuana and regular marihuana. And lastly the different between a employee that are on drugs and employees that aren’t on illicit drugs was reported. Works Cited "Trends & Statistics." National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. .

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