National Survey Shows Continued Reduced Levels of Prescription Drug Use Among Young Adults
Sep 04, 2013
A recent report by the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed that the rate of teen prescription drug use continues to remain at its lowest point since 2009. In 2012, the rate of young adults aged 18 to 25 using non medical prescription drugs was 5.3% versus 6.4% in 2009.
The SAMHSA 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) was released in conjunction with the 24th annual National Recovery Month. The report revealed that the rates of drinking among underage teens aged 12 to 17 remained lower than in 2002 and 2009. Additional statistics include:
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