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Cocaine use among high school seniors peaked in 1985
  Percent of high school seniors who used cocaine within the last:
 
Year 12 months 30 days*

1984 11.6   5.8  
1985 13.1   6.7  
1986 12.7   6.2  
1987 10.3   4.3  
1988 7.9   3.4  
1989 6.5   2.8  
1990 5.3   1.9  
1991 3.5   1.4  
1992 3.1   1.3  
1993 3.3   1.3  
1994 3.6   1.5  
1995 4.0   1.8  
1996 4.9   2.0  
1997 5.5   2.3  
1998 5.7   2.4  
1999 6.2   2.6  
2000 5.0   2.1  
2001 4.8   2.1  
2002 5.0   2.3  
2003 4.8   2.1  
2004 5.3   2.3  
2005 5.1   2.3  
2006 5.7   2.5  
2007 5.2   2.0  
2008 4.4   1.9  
         
Source: University of Michigan, The Monitoring the Future, Press release:Various stimulant drugs show continuing gradual declines among teens in 2008, most illicit drugs hold steady , December 11, 2008.
*Including the last 30 days.


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