Statistics

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“ 90% of people using started at/before age 18”

Source: Adolescent Substance Abuse: America’s #1 Health Problem

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

 “About one in seven teens binge drinks, yet only 1 in 100 parents believes his or her teen binge drinks”

 Source: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Madd

“1 in 9 youth or 11.4 percent of young people aged 12 to 25 use prescription drugs non-medically “

 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

 “By the 8th grade, 28% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15% have smoked cigarettes, and 16.5% have used marijuana”

 Source: Do Something

Do Something

“About 2.9 million people age 12 or older use an illicit drug for the first time”

 Source: Results from National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration  

“Nationwide, 39.9% of students had used marijuana one or more times during their life”

 Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

 

“In 2014, 14.4% of Grades 8, 10, and 12 estimated a 30-day prevalence use of marijuana”

 Source: Monitoring the Future National Survey Results

Monitoring The Future

 

“Youths aged 12 to 17 in 2012 who perceived that it was easy to obtain specific illicit drugs were more likely to be past month users of those illicit drugs”

 Source: 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 “One in every 16 or 17 high school seniors is smoking marijuana daily or near daily” 

 Source: Use of Marijuana 2015

Monitoring The Future

 

“Sixty percent of high school students and 32 percent of middle school students say that students keep, use or sell drugs on their school grounds.”

Source: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

 

“Nationwide, 20.7% of students take prescription drugs (e.g., Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription”

Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

Youth Risk Surveillance

 

“Students who use marijuana before age 15 are twice as likely as other students to report frequent truancy and three times as likely to leave school before age 16”

Source: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Center On Addiction

We’ve compiled these statistics from a variety of sources for informational purposes, but cannot guarantee the accuracy nor does this imply endorsement of the source organizations.

 

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