Drug Use Among Youth: Facts & Statistics

Report Highlights. Youth drug abuse is a high-profile public health concern, with at least 1-in-8 teenagers abusing an illicit substance in the last year.

  • Drug use among 8th graders increased 61% between 2016 and 2020.
  • By 12th grade, 62% of teenagers have abused alcohol.
  • 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once.
  • 43% of college students use illicit drugs.
  • 86% of teenagers know someone who smokes, drinks, or uses drugs during the school day.

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Line Graph: Overdose Deaths Among 15- to 24-year-olds, all drugs, opioid deaths, cocaine deaths, and heroin deaths

Substance Abuse Among Youth

Early drug abuse corelates with substance abuse problems later in life, and the most significant increases in destructive behavior appear to take place among older teens and young adults.

  • 2.08 million or 8.33% of 12- to 17-year-olds nationwide report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.88% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 591,000 12- to 17-year-olds used an illicit drug other than marijuana in the last month.
  • 8.7% of 8th graders have used illicit drugs in the last month.
  • 21.3% of 8th graders have tried illicit drugs at least once.
  • By the time they’re in 12th grade, 46.6% of teens have tried illicit drugs.
  • 11.89 million 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 4,777 Americans aged 15 to 24 years old died of an overdose of illicit drugs in one year.
  • 11.2% of overdose deaths are aged 15 to 24 years.

National Map: Alcohol Use in the Last Month Among 12- to 17-year-olds

Youth Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is by far the most commonly abused substance among teens and young adults.

  • 1.19 million 12- to 17-year-olds report binge drinking in the last month.
  • 11.72 million 18- to 25-year-olds report binge drinking in the last month.
  • 7.10 million 12- to 20-year-olds report drinking in the last month.
  • Among them, 60.2% report binge drinking during that period.
  • 25.6% of 8th graders have abused alcohol at least once.
  • 61.5% of teens have abused alcohol by 12th grade.
  • 9.15% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • 2.7% of 12th graders drink daily.
  • 16.8% of 12th graders have 5+ drinks in a row when consuming alcohol.
  • 0.4% of 8th graders drink daily; by 10th grade, 1.0% drink daily.
  • 407,000 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the last year.

Grouped Bar Graph: Youth Alcohol Abuse, among 8th 10th and 12th graders

Youth Drug Abuse

Youth drug abuse trends may provide clues about the future public health as well as the efficacy of educational initiatives.

  • 12.78% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.42% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.17% report using methamphetamines.
  • 0.02% used heroin.
  • 2.52% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 788,000 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for Illicit Drug Use Disorder (IDUD).
  • This age group is nearly twice as likely to suffer from IDUD than they are to meet the criteria for AUD.
  • 7.0% of 12th graders have abused tranquilizers.
  • 7.5% have abused hallucinogens.
  • 5.9% have used LSD.

National Map: Illicit Drug Use Disorder Among 12- to 17-year-olds, youth who met criteria for IDUD over a 12-month period

Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illicit substances among youth.

  • 6.9% of 12th graders use marijuana daily.
  • 43.7% have tried marijuana in their lifetime.
  • 35.2% consumed marijuana in the last year.
  • 2.4% used synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, in the last year.
  • 62.8% of 12th graders who used marijuana in the last year consumed marijuana via vaping.
  • 12th graders are 82.1% more likely to use marijuana in their lifetime than they are to smoke a cigarette.

Bar Graph: Illegal Drug Usership Among College Students

Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse is considered a national public health emergency.

  • Overdose deaths due to opioids have increased 500% among 15- to 24-year-olds since 1999.
  • In the 21st Century, opioid-related OD deaths among this age group increased by as much as 30.7% annually.
  • High school students who legitimately use prescription opioids are 33% more likely to misuse opioids after high school.
  • 5.3% of 12th graders have abused opioids other than heroin at least once.
  • 0.4% of 12th graders have abused heroin.
  • In the past year, 2.4% of 12th graders abused OxyContin while 1.2% abused Vicodin.

For more information about opioids and overdose deaths, see our reports on Fentanyl Abuse and Drug Overdose Death Rates.

Grouped Bar Graph: Youth Who Used Opioids in the Past Year, teen drug use

Stimulant Abuse

Youth are more likely to abuse prescription stimulants than they are to abuse cocaine or amphetamines.

  • 5.0% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 8.9% of 8th graders have tried amphetamines in their lifetime.
  • 1.1% have tried methamphetamine.
  • 8th graders in 2020 are 56.1% more likely than 2017’s 8th graders to have tried amphetamines.
  • 1.6% of 12th graders have used crack cocaine at least once.
  • In the past year, 4.4% of 12th graders have used Adderall while 4.3% have used amphetamine.
  • 1.7% have used Ritalin while 1.4% used methamphetamine.

National Map: Illicit Drug Use in the Last Month Among 12- to 17-year-Olds

Youth Drug Abuse by State

Alcohol and marijuana are the substances most commonly used among youth; note that data regarding less popular drugs may be limited.

  • Youth living in western states and New England are the most likely to have abused drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 12- to 17-year-olds in the District of Columbia are the most lkely to use harder drugs and to suffer from IDUD.
  • 12- to 17-year-olds in D.C. are also the most likely to suffer from AUD.
  • Among states, Montana youth are the most likely to suffer from AUD; Vermont youth are the most likely to meet the criteria for IDUD.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Vermont are 60.1% more likely to abuse alcohol than the nationwide average for that age group.
  • Youth in Nevada are 175% more likely to meet the criteria for IDUD than they are to suffer from AUD.
Substance Abuse Among 12- to 17-year-olds
State Teens Who Use Drugs Teens Who Drink*
Alabama 8.33% 9.15%
Alaska 6.99% 8.33%
Arizona 7.58% 7.93%
Arkansas 6.26% 8.35%
California 10.37% 8.85%
Colorado 11.45% 10.53%
Connecticut 8.95% 11.19%
Delaware 10.06% 10.06%
D.C. 9.32% 9.32%
Florida 7.87% 9.05%
Georgia 6.75% 7.20%
Hawaii 7.36% 6.31%
Idaho 7.67% 7.67%
Illinois 8.69% 8.90%
Indiana 8.51% 9.06%
Iowa 7.66% 11.29%
Kansas 6.70% 10.06%
Kentucky 7.03% 9.67%
Louisiana 6.35% 9.94%
Maine 12.28% 10.05%
Maryland 8.19% 9.07%
Massachusetts 11.11% 10.90%
Michigan 8.91% 9.17%
Minnesota 8.15% 10.87%
Mississippi 6.56% 7.79%
Missouri 7.46% 9.17%
Montana 11.63% 11.63%
Nebraska 8.17% 10.06%
Nevada 10.24% 9.39%
New Hampshire 10.63% 10.63%
New Jersey 7.71% 9.48%
New Mexico 11.42% 8.41%
New York 8.31% 9.50%
North Carolina 8.14% 9.15%
North Dakota 5.42% 9.03%
Ohio 7.98% 9.67%
Oklahoma 7.49% 8.11%
Oregon 11.46% 10.79%
Pennsylvania 7.22% 9.19%
Rhode Island 9.64% 11.02%
South Carolina 8.11% 8.89%
South Dakota 7.09% 8.51%
Tennessee 6.78% 9.10%
Texas 7.07% 9.02%
Utah 5.98% 5.67%
Vermont 14.65% 14.65%
Virginia 6.96% 9.01%
Washington 11.11% 9.83%
West Virginia 8.78% 9.58%
Wisconsin 8.33% 11.04%
Wyoming 8.75% 8.75%

*Percentage of teens who report drug use in the last month, and percentage of teens who report alcohol use in the last year, respecitvely.

Alabama

Teenagers in Alabama are 16.10% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 26,000 or 6.99% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 84.62% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 9.68% of all teens report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.27% report using cocaine.
  • 0.27% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.13% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 4.03% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.33% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 8.93% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 152,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds are 14.50% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.42% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.61% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Alaska

Teenagers in Alaska are 25.67% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 6,000 or 10.47% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.33% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 17.45% of all teens report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 0.87% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.87% used heroin.
  • Up to 0.87% report using methamphetamines.
  • 1.74% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.33% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 4.66% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 152,000 18- to 25-year-olds abused drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds are 12.83% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.49% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.74% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Arizona

Teenagers in Arizona are 9.05% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 43,000 or 7.58% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 79.07% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.51% of all teens report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.53% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.18% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.09% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.47% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 7.93% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 13.35% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 230,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Arizona are 12.47% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.52% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.76% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Arkansas

Teenagers in Arkansas are 24.84% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 15,000 or 6.26% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 93.33% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.27% of all teens report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.42% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.42% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.21% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 3.34% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.35% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 8.77% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 82,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Arkansas are 24.08% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.92% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.67% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

California

Teenagers in California are 24.46% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 314,000 or 10.37% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 85.03% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 15.75% of all teens report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.53% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.10% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.02% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.67% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.85% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 3.29% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 1.69 million 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in California are 18.24% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.63% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.78% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Colorado

Teenagers in Colorado are 37.40% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 50,000 or 11.45% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 84.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 17.40% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.69% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.23% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.11% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.06% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.53% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 15.08% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 286,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Colorado are 36.41% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 4.58% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.06% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Connecticut

Teenagers in Connecticut are 7.47% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 24,000 or 8.95% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.33% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 14.17% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.37% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.19% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.19% used heroin.
  • 2.24% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 11.19% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 22.29% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 168,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Connecticutare 27.04% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.61% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.86% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Delaware

Teenagers in Delaware are 20.71% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 7,000 or 10.06% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 85.71% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 14.36% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 0.72% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.72% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.72% used heroin.
  • 2.87% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.06% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 9.89% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 38,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Delaware are 5.88% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 6.22% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 3.11% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

District of Columbia

Teenagers in the District of Columbia are 11.94% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 3,000 or 9.32% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 100.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 18.65% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 1.55% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 1.55% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 1.55% used heroin.
  • 3.11% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.32% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 1.91% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 43,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in the District of Columbia are 59.76% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 6.22% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 3.11% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Florida

Teenagers in Florida are 5.50% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 114,000 or 7.87% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 81.58% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.01% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.35% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.14% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.03% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.35% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.05% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 1.14% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 641,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Florida are 20.25% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.11% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.24% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Georgia

Teenagers in Georgia are 19.01% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 59,000 or 6.75% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 88.14% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.09% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.23% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.11% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.06% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.63% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 7.20% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 21.27% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 340,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Georgia are 10.07% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.52% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.37% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Hawaii

Teenagers in Hawaii are 11.64% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 7,000 or 7.36% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 85.71% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.57% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 0.52% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.52% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.52% used heroin.
  • 2.10% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 6.31% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 31.05% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 36,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Hawaii are 30.78% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.15% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.10% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Idaho

Teenagers in Idaho are 7.98% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 12,000 or 7.67% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 75.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.14% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.64% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.32% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.32% used heroin.
  • 2.56% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 7.67% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 16.22% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 53,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Idaho are 15.05% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.19% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.92% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Illinois

Teenagers in Illinois are 4.29% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 82,000 or 8.69% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 84.15% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 14.09% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.42% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.11% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.05% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.22% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.90% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 2.74% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 445,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Illinois are 3.09% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.60% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.59% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Indiana

Teenagers in Indiana are 2.11% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 46,000 or 8.51% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 86.96% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.39% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.55% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.37% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.09% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.96% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.06% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.98% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 259,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Indiana are 7.62% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.51% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.66% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Iowa

Teenagers in Iowa are 8.05% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 19,000 or 7.66% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 73.68% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.69% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.40% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.40% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.20% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 3.63% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 11.29% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 23.37% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 99,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Iowa are 12.51% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.23% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.02% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Kansas

Teenagers in Kansas are 19.51% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 16,000 or 6.70% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 75.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.73% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.42% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.42% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.21% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.51% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.06% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 9.92% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 96,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Kansas are 6.91% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.93% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.10% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Kentucky

Teenagers in Kentucky are 15.60% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 24,000 or 7.03% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 87.50% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.42% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.59% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.29% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.15% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.64% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.67% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 5.65% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 137,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Kentucky are 15.15% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.22% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.76% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Louisiana

Teenagers in Louisiana are 23.76% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 23,000 or 6.35% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 78.26% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 8.56% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.28% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.28% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.14% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.49% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.94% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 8.64% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 129,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Louisiana are 22.27% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.49% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.38% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Maine

Teenagers in Maine are 47.44% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 11,000 or 12.28% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 90.91% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 17.86% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 1.12% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.56% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.56% used heroin.
  • 2.23% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.05% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 9.82% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 59,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Maine are 15.59% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.35% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.23% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Maryland

Teenagers in Maryland are 1.71% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 37,000 or 8.19% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 86.49% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.17% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.22% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.11% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.11% used heroin.
  • 2.21% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.07% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.84% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 237,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Maryland are 7.96% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.10% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.33% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Massachusetts

Teenagers in Massachusetts are 33.37% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 53,000 or 11.11% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 86.79% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 16.14% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.42% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.21% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.10% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 1.89% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.90% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 19.13% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 367,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Massachusetts are 42.17% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.35% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.68% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Michigan

Teenagers in Michigan are 6.95% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 67,000 or 8.91% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.58% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 13.43% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.40% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.13% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.07% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.66% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.17% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.27% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 475,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Michigan are 29.97% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.06% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.60% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Minnesota

Teenagers in Minnesota are 2.14% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 36,000 or 8.15% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 80.56% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.45% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.45% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.23% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.11% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.26% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.87% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 18.79% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 220,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Minnesota are 8.87% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.40% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.59% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Mississippi

Teenagers in Mississippi are 21.23% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 16,000 or 6.56% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 87.50% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 9.84% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.41% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.20% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.20% used heroin.
  • 3.28% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 7.79% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 14.85% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 78,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Mississippi are 26.51% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.46% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.23% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Missouri

Teenagers in Missouri are 10.39% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 35,000 or 7.46% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 77.14% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.30% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.43% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.21% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.11% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.77% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.17% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.23% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 204,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Missouri are 8.16% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.20% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.71% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Montana

Teenagers in Montana are 39.58% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 9,000 or 11.63% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 77.78% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 15.50% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 0.64% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.64% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.64% used heroin.
  • 2.58% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 11.63% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 27.07% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 44,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Montana are 12.38% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.88% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.58% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Nebraska

Teenagers in Nebraska are 1.89% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 13,000 or 8.17% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 84.62% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 13.83% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.63% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.31% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.31% used heroin.
  • 3.14% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.06% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 9.93% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 73,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Nebraska are 7.42% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.51% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.89% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Nevada

Teenagers in Nevada are 22.98% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 24,000 or 10.24% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 91.67% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 16.65% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.43% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.21% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.21% used heroin.
  • 2.99% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.39% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 2.63% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 123,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Nevada are 10.55% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 4.70% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.71% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

New Hampshire

Teenagers in New Hampshire are 27.56% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 10,000 or 10.63% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 80.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 15.94% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 1.06% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.53% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.53% used heroin.
  • 2.13% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.63% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 16.13% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 64,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in New Hampshire are 24.35% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.19% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.13% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

New Jersey

Teenagers in New Jersey are 7.49% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 52,000 or 7.71% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 86.54% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.56% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.30% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.15% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.07% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 1.93% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.48% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 3.66% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 304,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in New Jersey are 6.05% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.52% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.48% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

New Mexico

Teenagers in New Mexico are 37.04% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 19,000 or 11.42% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 84.21% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 18.63% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.60% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.30% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.30% used heroin.
  • 3.00% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.41% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 8.07% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 77,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in New Mexico are 1.94% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 4.21% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.80% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

New York

Teenagers in New York are 0.25% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 112,000 or 8.31% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 86.61% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 13.13% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.30% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.15% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.04% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 1.85% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.50% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 3.78% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 782,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in New York are 8.79% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.89% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.63% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

North Carolina

Teenagers in North Carolina are 2.23% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 65,000 or 8.14% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.08% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 12.65% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.38% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.13% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.06% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.63% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.15% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.04% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 329,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in North Carolina are 13.77% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.13% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.50% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

North Dakota

Teenagers in North Dakota are 34.92% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 3,000 or 5.42% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 100% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 9.03% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 0.90% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.90% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.90% used heroin.
  • 1.81% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.03% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 1.28% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 26,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in North Dakota are 4.12% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.61% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.81% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Ohio

Teenagers in Ohio are 4.19% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 71,000 or 7.98% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 80.28% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.92% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.34% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.22% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.06% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.47% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.67% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 5.65% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 430,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Ohio are 1.28% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.48% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.57% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Oklahoma

Teenagers in Oklahoma are 10.10% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 24,000 or 7.49% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 79.17% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.23% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.31% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.31% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.16% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.81% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.11% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 11.34% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 134,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Oklahoma are 4.30% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.12% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.56% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Oregon

Teenagers in Oregon are 37.62% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 34,000 or 11.46% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 94.12% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 18.54% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.67% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.34% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.17% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 3.03% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 10.79% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 17.91% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 196,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Oregon are 25.51% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 4.38% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.36% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Pennsylvania

Teenagers in Pennsylvania are 13.33% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 66,000 or 7.22% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 84.85% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.92% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.44% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.22% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.05% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 1.86% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.19% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.42% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 436,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Pennsylvania are 7.98% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.84% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.64% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Rhode Island

Teenagers in Rhode Island are 15.71% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 7,000 or 9.64% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 85.71% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 16.52% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 0.69% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.69% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.69% used heroin.
  • 1.38% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 11.02% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 20.39% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 55,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Rhode Island are 38.06% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.75% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.38% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

South Carolina

Teenagers in South Carolina are 2.69% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 31,000 or 8.11% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 80.65% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.24% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.26% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.26% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.13% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 3.40% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.89% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 2.84% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 139,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in South Carolina are 26.12% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.88% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.31% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

South Dakota

Teenagers in South Dakota are 14.91% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 5,000 or 7.09% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 80.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 9.92% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Less than 0.71% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Less than 0.71% report using methamphetamines.
  • Less than 0.71% used heroin.
  • 2.84% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.51% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 7.04% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 24,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in South Dakota are 22.85% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.84% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.42% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Tennessee

Teenagers in Tennessee are 18.64% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 35,000 or 6.78% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 82.86% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 10.65% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.39% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.19% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.10% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.32% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.10% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 0.54% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 203,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Tennessee are 18.10% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.10% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.55% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Texas

Teenagers in Texas are 15.18% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 177,000 or 7.07% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.62% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 10.82% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.44% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.12% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.02% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 3.91% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.02% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 1.40% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 817,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Texas are 18.82% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.51% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.44% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Utah

Teenagers in Utah are 28.16% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 19,000 or 5.98% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 73.68% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 10.08% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.63% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.31% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.16% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 1.89% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 5.67% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 38.04% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 104,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Utah are 1.89% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.52% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.57% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Vermont

Teenagers in Vermont are 75.83% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 6,000 or 14.65% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 83.33% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 21.97% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 1.22% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 1.22% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 1.22% used heroin.
  • 2.44% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 14.65% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 60.07% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 38,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Vermont are 59.90% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 4.88% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.44% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Virginia

Teenagers in Virginia are 16.46% less likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 44,000 or 6.96% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 77.27% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 9.65% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.32% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.16% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.08% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.37% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.01% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 1.48% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 287,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Virginia are 7.73% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.16% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.58% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Washington

Teenagers in Washington are 33.36% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 61,000 or 11.11% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 88.52% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 16.21% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.55% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.18% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.09% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.55% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.83% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 7.48% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 336,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Washington are 21.14% more likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.46% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.00% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

West Virginia

Teenagers in West Virginia are 5.43% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 11,000 or 8.78% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 81.82% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.98% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.80% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • Up to 0.40% report using methamphetamines (data is limited).
  • Up to 0.40% used heroin.
  • 2.40% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 9.58% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 4.70% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 58,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in West Virginia are 13.12% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 3.19% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.60% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Wisconsin

Teenagers in Wisconsin are 0.05% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 37,000 or 8.33% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 78.38% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 11.94% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • 0.45% report using cocaine in the last year.
  • 0.23% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 0.11% used heroin (data is limited).
  • 2.48% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 11.04% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 20.62% more likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 201,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Wisconsin are 5.32% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.93% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 1.80% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Wyoming

Teenagers in Wyoming are 5.08% more likely to have used drugs in the last month than the average American teen.

  • 4,000 or 8.75% of 12- to 17-year-olds report using drugs in the last month.
  • Among them, 75.00% report using marijuana in the last month.
  • 13.13% of all 12- to 17-year-olds report using marijuana in the last year.
  • Up to 1.09% report using cocaine in the last year (data is limited).
  • Up to 1.09% report using methamphetamines.
  • Up to 1.09% used heroin.
  • 2.19% report misusing pain relievers.
  • 8.75% of all 12- to 17-year-olds used alcohol in the last month.
  • They’re 4.33% less likely to use alcohol than the average American in their age group.
  • 18,000 18- to 25-year-olds used drugs in the last month.
  • 18- to 25-year-olds in Wyoming are 13.20% less likely to use drugs than the average American in the same age group.
  • 2.19% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for IDUD in the last year.
  • 2.19% 12- to 17-year-olds met the criteria for AUD in the last year.

Sources

  1. Anne E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Surveys on Drug Use and Health
  3. SAMHSA, Overdose Death Rates
  4. National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse, Monitoring the Future Study
  5. Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Prescription Opioids in Adolescence and Future Opioid Misuse