Drugs less popular with teens

Reported in an Associated Press (AP) online story, the Office of National Drug Control Policy Wednesday released results of a survey which found drug use among teens declining:
...a 9 percent decline in illicit drug use among American youth between the ages of 12 and 17 from 2002 to 2004. Marijuana use also declined by 7 percent among young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 during this same period. Marijuana continues to be the most commonly used illicit drug, with a rate of 6.1 percent (14.6 million current users) for the U.S. population 12 and older. The findings are from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today at the annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month press conference.
Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings, from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies (OAS):

   Results in HTML, in PDF (1.4 MB)
   Overview in HTML, in PDF (264 KB)
   Detailed Tables in PDF (132 KB)


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