Sara Bellum
January 30 2014

During National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), communities across the country are shattering the myths about drug abuse and addiction.

Several myths about drugs and drug abuse are related to how many teens are abusing certain drugs and what teens really think about drugs. NIDA’s Monitoring the Future study is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders that asks about alcohol, drug, and tobacco use and teens’ attitude toward these drugs. More than 40,000 teens participate every year.