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Data - Substance Abuse

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10.1% of people aged 12 and over reported illicit drug use in the last month (2015, CDC).
  • Prescription drug abuse affects young adults (18-25) most. (National Institute of Drug Abuse)
  • Twenty-six percent of high school students in Maryland report having at least one drink of alcohol in the last month. (United States Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Thirteen percent of Maryland high school students report that they have five or more drinks in a row within a couple hours on one day in the last month. (United States Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Seven percent of Maryland high school students report they drove a car or other vehicle after drinking alcohol one or more times in the past month. (United States Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Thirty-two percent of Maryland high school students report having used marijuana one or more times. (United States Department of Health and Human Services)