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Teen drug use is down: Better parenting, or more smartphones?

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Fewer teens are using drugs. Thatís the news from the Monitoring the Future study, which has been surveying more than 40,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders about their drug use for more than four decades. While marijuana use has been steady, use of all other illicit drugs (including prescription amphetamines or narcotics being used outside of medical supervision) is down. …

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