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Aug. 24, 2022 – Alcohol was the most popular substance in the study, though rates of daily drinking have decreased in the past 10 years. 

But binge drinking — which the organization defines as having five or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks — is back on the rise after hitting a historic low in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

High-intensity drinking — having 10 or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks — has been consistently rising in the last decade, and in 2021, was at its highest level since 2005. 

Meanwhile, use of nicotine vapes are still on the rise among young people — its prevalence almost tripled from 6% in 2017, when it was first measured, to 16% in 2021. 

The use of nicotine cigarettes and opioids has been on the decline in the past decade.

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