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Past Month Drug Use Among Adolescents Aged 12-17 Years, by Drug Type, 2008

Percent of youth:

  • Alcohol 14.6
  • Any illicit drug 9.3
  • Marijuana 6.7
  • Non-medical use of psychotherapeutics* 2.9
  • Inhalants 1.1
  • Hallucinogens (including include LSD, PCP, and Ecstasy) 1.0

* Psychotherapeutics include prescription-type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants (including methamphetamine), and sedatives, but do not include over-the-counter drugs.

Source II.11: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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