Teen Drug Abuse Statistics: Positive News?Oct 25th, 2010 | By Dr. Jeffrey Huttman Ph.D. | Category: Featured Florida Drug Rehab Treatment Articles, Prescription Drug Abuse rehab
The results from a 2009 survey by Monitoring the Future (MTF) showed some positive results regarding teen drug abuse. According to the MTF survey, there were drops in tobacco, methamphetamine (from 2.3% to 1.6%), cocaine (from 4.4% to 3.4%), alcohol, and hallucinogen (from 5.9% to 4.7%) use among 8th to 12th graders.
However, there were some numbers from the survey that are still troubling. Marijuana is still being used just as often by students as five years ago. Maybe most telling is that teens don’t even see marijuana as imposing any dangers.
While some prescription drug abuse, such as Ritalin, has seen a decrease in use, it may have been replaced by other drugs, such as OxyContin and Adderall.
If you believe your teen has begun using drugs please contact us for more information on treatment options available.