Drug, alcohol, and tobacco use declines among young adults

According to a survey recently conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes is on the decline. Underage drinking is also showing signs of decreasing as is the use of tobacco. Illicit drug use, especially marijuana, appears to be stable. Unfortunately, there seems to be a great disparity between the numbers of people who need therapy or intervention for substance abuse and those actually receiving treatment. These statistics were reported by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

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