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Analysis of Drug Use Trends Nationally. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health). Submitted by: EJ Allen, Christian Kulik , Kara Lenhart and Jake Richardson. Longwood University Health, Recreation and Kinesiology Health 313_01_2012F 9/23/12.

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Analysis of Drug Use Trends Nationally

(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Submitted by:

EJ Allen, Christian Kulik, Kara Lenhart and Jake Richardson

Longwood University

Health, Recreation and Kinesiology

Health 313_01_2012F

9/23/12


Drug Use Trends In VirginiaAlcohol(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past 30 days

  • Since 2007, alcohol use has dropped from ages 12-25.

  • In 2008, alcohol use in 26 + peaks at 57%


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaTobacco(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past 30 days

  • From 2006-2008, there was a major decrease in tobacco use from ages 18-25.

  • In 2009, tobacco use from ages 12-17 and 26 + is about the same as it was in 2006.


Drug Use Trends VirginiaMarijuana(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past 30 days

  • From 2006 to 2007, marijuana use increase in all ages.

  • Beginning in 2007, all ages showed a decrease in marijuana use.


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaBinge Alcohol Use(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past 30 days

  • From 2006 to 2009 binge drinking ages 18 + has steadily increased.

  • In 2007 for ages 12-17 binge drinking decreased until 2009.

*Did not have annual alcohol use


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaCigarette Use(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past 30 days

  • From 2006-2008 ages 18-25, cigarette use decreased 6.9%

  • From 2007 to 2009 cigarette use changed by roughly 1% each year.

*Did not have annual tobacco usage.


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaMarijuana – Annually(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent of use in the past year

  • In 2007 ages 18-25 marijuana use spiked at 29.65%

  • Beginning in 2006 for ages 26 +, marijuana use increased by less than 1% each year.


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaAlcohol Dependence or Abuse - Annually (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past year.

  • For ages 12-17 and 26+, alcohol abuse stayed under 10%

  • From 2006 to 2009 ages 18-25, alcohol dependence or abuse rose by 2%.

*Did not have lifetime alcohol use.


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaCocaine Use – Annually (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past year

  • From 2007 to 2009, cocaine use ages 18-25 dropped from 7.99% to 4.95%

  • Both ages 12-17 and 26+ reached an all time low in 2009 at 1.04% and 1.31%

*Did not have lifetime tobacco use


Drug Use Trends in VirginiaMarijuana – Annual Rate of First Use(National Survey on Drug Use and Health)

Percent that used in the past year

  • From 2006 to 2009, marijuana use ages 18-25 rose 2.16%

  • Between 2006-2009 the rate of first time use of marijuana for ages 26+ stayed under .2%

*Did not have lifetime marijuana use.


Works Cited

  • http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6State/Virginia.htm

  • http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7State/Virginia.htm

  • http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8State/stateTabs.htm

  • http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9State/WebOnlyTables/stateTabs.htm#Tab103


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