Low Levels of Young Adult Prescription Drug Use
National Survey Shows Continued Reduced Levels of Prescription Drug Use Among Young Adults
Medical News Today
September 6, 2013
The rate of past month nonmedical use of prescription drugs among young adults aged 18 to 25 in 2012 was 5.3 percent - similar to rates in 2010 and 2011, but significantly lower than the rate from 2009 (6.4 percent), according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA issued its 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report in conjunction with the 24th annual national observance of National Recovery Month.
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