Recovery Month Kickoff Event and National Findings on Drug Use
Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults dropped significantly over the past year, while abuse of prescription drugs has risen, according to the Nation's largest substance use assessment, the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The report also showed a spike in drug use among 55- to 59-year-olds, as baby boomers entered that age range.
Cocaine use among 18- to 25-year-olds dropped 23 percent (to 1.7 percent), while methamphetamine use among young adults fell by a third (to 0.4 percent) between 2006 and 2007, according to the report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The survey was released today at the start of the 19th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
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Results From the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings
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