April 6, 2006

PURITAN NATION FILES:

Fewer teens using drugs (Donna Leinwand, 4/06/06, USA TODAY)

Drug use has edged downward among teens nationwide, with the biggest decreases driven by teens in the Midwest and South, according to a national survey on drug and alcohol use.

Children 12 to 17 years old who reported using any illicit drug in the past month declined from 11.4% to 10.9% between 2002 and 2004. States that saw the biggest declines in teen drug use were Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Carolina, Virginia and Vermont.

The study, to be released today by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), combines data from interviews of 135,500 people in 2003 and 2004 as part of the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.


Nancy Reagan wins.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 6, 2006 10:35 AM
Comments

Drug use is just soo Blue State (Vermont notwithstanding).

Posted by: Ed Bush at April 6, 2006 10:10 PM

look up the meth usage stats sometime. drug abuse is rampant everywhere, especially if you take into account prescription drugs. elvis didn't die of a heroin overdose.

Posted by: toe at April 7, 2006 11:56 AM
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