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Percent of high school seniors who think people risk harming themselves with drug use, 1988-2008

Year Marijuana Cocaine LSD Heroin
1988 77.0 89.2 84.2 88.8
1989 77.5 90.2 84.3 89.5
1990 77.8 91.1 84.5 90.2
1991 78.6 90.4 84.3 89.6
1992 76.5 90.2 81.8 89.2
1993 72.5 90.1 79.4 88.3
1994 65.0 89.3 79.1 88.0
1995 60.8 87.9 78.1 87.2
1996 59.9 88.3 77.8 89.5
1997 58.1 87.1 76.6 88.9
1998 58.5 86.3 76.5 89.1
1999 57.4 85.8 76.1 89.9
2000 58.3 86.2 75.9 89.2
2001 57.4 84.1 74.1 88.3
2002 53.0 84.5 73.9 88.5
2003 54.9 83.0 72.3 89.3
2004 54.6 82.2 70.2 86.8
2005 58.0 82.8 69.9 87.5
2006 57.9 84.6 69.3 89.7
2007 54.8 83.3 67.3 87.8
2008 51.7 80.7 63.6 86.4

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 , University of Michigan News and Information Services, December 11, 2008. (Acrobat file 767.5 KB)


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