Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Are You As Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional? - Concurent alcohol and illicit drug use

Question: What percentage of people who use alcohol also use illicit drugs at the same time?

A: 6%

B: 10 %

C: 17%

D: 42%

This is article #34 in a series on Are You As Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional?

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1 comment:

David G. Markham said...

The correct anser is A - 6%.

About 6% or Americans reported on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) on using illicit drugs within 2 hours of using alcohol. The most common illicit drug used is marijuana followed by cocaine and pain killers. Concurrent misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs is much more prevalent in young people between 12 and 17 than any other age group. The more drinks the person consumes the more likely it is that he/she will also use illicit drugs. While not an illicit drug, tobacco is used the most frequently of any other drug concurrently with alcohol.

To read the brief NSDUH report on Concurrent Illicit Drug and Alcohol Use, click here.