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Drug Use Knows No Boundaries
All regions and all types of communities show high levels of drug use.
Though males are more likely to be involved in illicit drug use, especially heavy drug use, the gap between the genders is closing.
The extent at which high school seniors reported having used illicit drugs is slightly higher for whites than for blacks.
568,000 people age 55 or older used illegal drugs during the month of March 2002.
Of 400 women surveyed, thirty-
Nationwide, forty to fifty percent of addicted adults are women, yet women comprise only thirty percent of treatment spots.
New research shows that men who are exposed to combat are more likely to become dependent on alcohol and other drugs than civilians are.
The need for substance abuse treatment for older Americans is expected to nearly triple by 2020.
By race/ethnicity, past month marijuana use was 4.4% for Black youth, 5.2% for Hispanics, and 6.8% for Whites.
Among 12 to17 year-
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