Psychoactive Drug Study Shows ‘Concerning’ Use by US 12th Graders

Source: Newsweek

Apr 5, 2024 | Emerging Products, Research

American teenagers are increasingly using a psychoactive substance called delta-8, sparking concerns the compound could pose a serious public health risk, a nation-wide study has found. As of last year, as many as 11.4 percent of US 12th graders used delta-8, according to new research by the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the University of Michigan. However, little is known about the relatively new substance and the risks it may pose. To examine the use of the compound among young people, researchers analyzed data from 2,186 12th-grade students across 27 states. The randomly-selected participants had taken part in the in-school ‘Monitoring the Future Study’ survey between February and June 2023. Read the article here.


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