The uncomfortable truths behind the latest numbers on teen drug use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released its annual findings about US teenagers and substance abuse. The big news is that opioid misuse by teens is at historic lows (clearly a good thing). The late-to-the-party news is that young people really like vaping.

This year’s survey also saw the lowest percentage of teen cigarette smokers in 43 years. Unfortunately, they are still smoking a lot of pot.

Nora Volkow, director of NIDA—which is part of the National Institutes of...

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