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College-Age & Young Adults

Daily marijuana use among college-aged young adults and non-college peers has been climbing in recent years. In fact, daily marijuana use is at the highest level since the early 1980s. This section features the most recent Monitoring the Future national survey results on substance use in this age group, including patterns of marijuana and alcohol use and non-medical use of prescription drugs. It also covers newer trends, such as e-vaporizers and hookah use. This section also has resources for students, parents, educators, dorm supervisors, counselors, clinicians, and researchers who work with this age group.

Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2016 Infographic

Marijuana Use Among this Age Group Remains a Concern
Heavy Alcohol Use Appears to be Higher in College Students than Non-College Peers
Nicotine Use is Generally Lower in College Students
Amphetamine Misuse Appears to be Higher in College Students than Non-College Peers

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This page was last updated February 2018

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    NIDA. (2018, February 15). College-Age & Young Adults. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/college-age-young-adults

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