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Title: Results From the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume I. Summary of National Findings
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
RTI International
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SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
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Contract Number: 283-2004-00022
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Volume I.
Abstract: Highlights from the 2009 national survey include: (1) an estimated 21.8 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview; (2) among youth aged 12 to 17, the current illicit drug use rate increased from 2008 (9.3. percent) to 2009 (10.0 percent); between 2002 and 2008, the rate declined from 11.6 to 9.3 percent; (3) between 2008 and 2009, the rate of current use of illicit drugs among young adults aged 18 to 25 increased from 19.6 to 21.2 percent, driven largely by an increase in marijuana use (from 16.5 to 18.1 percent); (4) slightly more than half of Americans aged 12 or older reported being current drinkers of alcohol in the 2009 survey (51.9 percent); (5) in 2009, an estimated 12.0 percent of persons aged 12 or older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year; (6) most (85.5 percent) of the 4.6 million past year alcohol initiates were younger than 21 at the time of initiation; (7) in 2009, almost four fifths (77.0 percent) reported having seen or heard drug or alcohol prevention messages from sources outside of school, lower than in 2002 (83.2 percent); and (8) of the 20.9 million persons aged 12 or older in 2009 who were classified as needing substance use treatment but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility in the past year, 1.1 million persons (5.1 percent) reported that they felt they needed treatment for their illicit drug or alcohol use problem. Figures, tables, and appendix
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Alcohol abuse; Cocaine; Controlled Substances; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drug abuse; Drug treatment; Heroin; Marijuana
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