Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sobering Summer Stats from SAMHSA:


First time use of alcohol, marijuana, alcohol tobacco and just about everything else goes way, way up in the summer months.


●● First-time use of most substances peaks during
the summer months of June and July
●● On an average day in June, July, or December,
more than 11,000 youths used alcohol for the first
time; in other months, the daily average ranged
from about 5,000 to 8,000 new users per day
●● On an average day in June or July, more than
5,000 youths smoked cigarettes for the first time;
in other months, the daily average ranged from
about 3,000 to 4,000 new users per day
●● On an average day in June or July, more than
4,800 youths used marijuana for the first time,
whereas the daily average ranged from about
3,000 to 4,000 in other months


 Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs), 2002 to 2005 and 2006 to 2010
(revised March 2012).1. Number of Adolescents Younger than 18 Using Alcohol for the First Time on An Average Day,
by Month: 2002 to 2010


The NSDUH Report is prepared by the Center for Behavioral Health
Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), SAMHSA, and by RTI International in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (RTI International is a trade
name of Research Triangle Institute.)
Information on the most recent NSDUH is available in the following
publication:
Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2011). Results
from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary
of national findings (NSDUH Series H-41, HHS Publication No. SMA
11-4658). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration.



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