Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our Nation. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is exacting more than $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare.**.
Among high school seniors, 23.6 percent report using an illicit drug in the past month, with 7.6 percent reporting they used an illicit drug other than marijuana.
Daily marijuana use exceeds daily tobacco cigarette use among 12th graders because youths think Marijuana is harmless.