Sunday, August 11, 2013

What are some adolescent drug use statistics?

  • In the U.S., about 3,000 teens smoke their first tobacco cigarette each day. About one-third of those adolescents become daily smokers. However, teen tobacco use generally continues has been declining since 2002.
  • Facts regarding underage drinking in the United States indicate that in 2008, 16% of eighth graders and 29% of 10th graders engaged in that behavior.
  • In 2008, the percentage of 12th-grade adolescents who have used any illicit drug except marijuana in the past month was about 25%, a decrease since 1997, when it was 30%.
  • As of 2010, about 30% of 10th-graders used marijuana in the past year. More than two-thirds of 10th graders said they could easily gain access to that drug.
  • In 2010, almost 3% of 12th graders had used cocaine in the past year, 8% had used the opiate Vicodin, 5% had used inhalants, nearly 5% had used "Ecstasy," and about 1.5% had used anabolic steroids.

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