September 18, 2014

IT'S A PURITAN NATION:

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds (Mary Elizabeth Dallas, Sept. 16, 2014, HealthDay News) 

Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013.

The annual survey of 70,000 people aged 12 and older across the United States revealed that between 2002 and 2013, substance dependence or abuse problems among this age group also dropped from 8.9 percent to 5.2 percent.

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