93 Alarming Teenage Drug Abuse Statistics & Demographics

Substance Use Among Teens Statistics

  • 8% of children aged between 12 and 17 admit to consuming drugs within the last four weeks.
  • 83.88% of teens from 12 to 17 years of age admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
83.88% of teens from 12 to 17 years of age admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • There are 591,000 teens between 12 and 17 years of age that used an illegal substance in the last month, except marijuana.
  • 8.7% of children in the eighth grade have used illegal substances within the last four weeks.
  • 21% of kids in the eighth grade have consumed an illegal drug at least once in their short lifetime.
  • When children become seniors in high school 46% of them will have tried an illegal drug of some kind.
  • In the previous four weeks, 11.89 million kids between 18 and 25 years old have used illegal drugs.
  • Nearly 5,000 Americans aged between 15 and 24 die from drug overdoses of an illegal drug each year.
  • 11.2 of deaths caused by drug overdose are between 15 and 24 years old.

High School Drug Use Statistics

  • 30% of high school students in the US drank some quantity of alcohol within the last month.
  • 14% of high school students took part in binge drinking within the last month.
  • 6% of high school students went driving while drinking alcohol at some point in the last four weeks.
6% of high school students went driving while drinking alcohol at some point in the last four weeks.
  • 17% of them went riding with a driver that was drinking in the same instance.
  • Alcohol consumption has lowered among teenagers. In 2018, about 19% of sophomores and 30% of seniors admitted to drinking within the last month, with 26% of sophomores and 39% of seniors doing so in 2013. Similar decreases were seen for binge drinking and daily alcohol consumption.

Youth Alcohol Abuse

  • There are 1.19 million kids between 12 and 17 who binge drank in the last 30 days.
  • 11 million people between 18 and 25 years of age binge drank in the last 30 days.
  • About 7 million people between 12 and 20 years old admitted to drinking in the last 30 days, in a recent survey.
  • Of the people that took part in the last 30 days, 60% of them binge drank during that same period.
  • 25% of kids in the eighth grade have abused alcohol two or more times.
  • 61% of teenagers have drunk excessively by the time they become seniors.
61% of teenagers have drunk excessively by the time they become seniors.
  • 9% of children between 12 and 17 years old have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 2% of seniors drink alcohol on a daily occurrence.
  • 16% of seniors have had five or more consecutive drinks while drinking alcohol.
  • 0.4% of children in the eighth-grade drink every day, with 1% drinking every day by the time they become sophomores.
  • In the last year, 407,000 teens between 12 and 17 have fallen within the definition of Alcohol Use Disorder.

Youth Drug Abuse

  • 12% of children between 12 and 17 years old admit to trying cannabis sometime in the last 12 months.
  • 0.42% of children between 12 and 17 have used cocaine in the last 12 months.
  • 0.17% of children have admitted to trying methamphetamine.
  • 0.02% of kids have done heroin.
  • 2.52% of consumed painkillers irresponsibly.
  • 788,000 teens between 12 and 17 years old fall within the criteria for Illicit Drug Use Disorder.
  • Children between 12 and 17 are two times as likely to have UDUD than other similar disorders.
  • 7% of seniors have abused tranquilizers at some point.
  • 7% have also abused hallucinogenic drugs.
  • 5% of kids have done LSD.

Cocaine

  • 5% of children between 12 and 17 report trying cocaine in the last 12 months.
  • 1% of seniors have done crack cocaine once or more.

Marijuana

  • 6% of seniors use cannabis on a daily occurrence.
  • 43% have done cannabis at least once in their life.
  • 35% have tried marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • In the last 12 months, 2% of kids have done synthetic marijuana, such as Spice or K2.
  • 62% of seniors in high school that have tried cannabis in the last 12 months did so with vapes.
  • Seniors are 82% more likely to try cannabis at some point in their life than they are to smoke tobacco products.

Opioids

  • For people between 15 and 24 years old, drug overdose fatalities from opioids have risen by 500%.
  • In the 2000s, opioid overdose deaths for people between 15 and 24 rise by 30% every year.
  • High schoolers that use opioids that are prescribed to them are 33% more at risk to abuse them after they graduate.
  • 0.4% of seniors have taken heroin.
  • In the last 12 months, 2% of seniors have abused OxyContin, with 1.2% abusing Vicodin and its generic variants.

Stimulants

  • 8% of kids in the eighth grade have done amphetamines at some time in their short lives.
  • 1% of children in the same grade have done meth.
  • Eighth-graders in 2020 were 56% more likely than eighth-graders in 2017 to try different amphetamines.
  • 1% of children in the eighth grade have done Ritalin, with 1.4% trying meth.

Youth Drug Abuse By State

  • Young people residing in the western regions of the US, along with the New England region, have more likely to have abused some drug in the previous 30 days than anywhere else in the country.
  • Kids between 12 and 17 in Washington, D.C. are more likely to consume hard drugs and have IDUD than children anywhere else.
  • Kids between 12 and 17 in the DC area are more at risk of getting AUD than anywhere else.
  • Montana adolescents are more likely to fall into the category of IDUD.
  • People between 18 and 25 years old in Vermont are 60% more at risk of abusing alcohol than other Americans that fall within the same age group.
  • Adolescents in Nevada are 175% more at risk of falling within the criteria for IDUD than they are for Alcohol Use Disorder.
  • Montana adolescents are more likely to have Alcohol Use Disorder than any other state, though Vermont adolescents are most at risk of falling within the description of someone with Illicit Drug Use Disorder.
  • People from 18 to 25 years of age in Vermont are 60% more at risk of abusing alcohol than the countrywide average for people within the same age range.
  • Adolescents in the state of Nevada are 175% more at risk of falling within the criteria for IDUD than they are for disorders relating to alcohol abuse.

Alabama

  • Teens in Alabama are 16% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 84% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 9% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.27% have done cocaine, 0.27% have tried meth, and 0.13% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 4% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 8% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 14% of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 214,000% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Alaska

  • Teens in Alaska are 25% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 10% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 17% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.87% have done cocaine, 0.87% have tried meth, and 0.87% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 4% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 152,000 of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 11% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Arizona

  • Teens in Arizona are 9% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 79% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 12% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.53% have done cocaine, 0.18% have tried meth, and 0.09% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 7% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 13% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 230,000 of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 12% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Arkansas

  • Teens in Arkansas are 24% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 93% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.42% have done cocaine, 0.42% have tried meth, and o.21% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 8% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 82,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 24% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

California

  • Teens in California are 24% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 10% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 85% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 15% have done cocaine, 0.10% have tried meth, and 0.02% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 3% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 1.69 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 18% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Colorado

  • Teens in Colorado are 37% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 11% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 84% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.69% have done cocaine, 0.23% have tried meth, and 0.11% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 15% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 286,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 36% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 4% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Connecticut

  • Teens in Connecticut are 7% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 14% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.37% have done cocaine, 0.19% have tried meth, and 0.19% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 11% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 22% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 168,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 27% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Delaware

  • Teens in Delaware are 20% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 10% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 85% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.72% have done cocaine, 0.72% have tried meth, and 0.72% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 9% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 38,000 of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 5% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 6% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 3% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Florida

  • Teens in Florida are 5% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 81% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.35% have done cocaine, 0.14% have tried meth, and 0.03% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 1% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 641,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 20% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Georgia

  • Teens in Georgia are 19% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 88% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.23% have done cocaine, 0.11% have tried meth, and 0.06% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 7% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 21% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 340,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 10% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Hawaii

  • Teens in Hawaii are 11% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 85% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.52% have done cocaine, 0.52% have tried meth, and 0.52% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 6% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 31% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 36,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 30% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Idaho

  • Teens in Idaho are 7% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 75% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.64% have done cocaine, 0.32% have tried meth, and 0.32% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 7% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 16% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 53,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 15% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Illinois

  • Teens in Illinois are 4% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 84% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.42% have done cocaine, 0.11% have tried meth, and 0.05% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 2% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 445,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 3% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Indiana

  • Teens in Indiana are 2% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 86% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.55% have done cocaine, 0.37% have tried meth, and 0.09% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 0.98% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 259,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 7% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Iowa

  • Teens in Iowa are 8% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.40% have done cocaine, 0.40% have tried meth, and 0.20% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 11% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 23% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 99,000 between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 12% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Kansas

  • Teens in Kansas are 19% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 75% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.42% have done cocaine, 0.42% have tried meth, and 0.21% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 9% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 96,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 6% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Kentucky

  • Teens in Kentucky are 15% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 87% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.59% have done cocaine, 0.29% have tried meth, and 0.15% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 5% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 137,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 15% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Louisiana

  • Teens in Louisiana are 23% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 78% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.28% have done cocaine, 0.28% have tried meth, and 0.14% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 8% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 129,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 22% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Maine

  • Teens in Maine are 47% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 12% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 90% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 1% have done cocaine, 0.56% have tried meth, and 0.56% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 9% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 59,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 15% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Maryland

  • Teens in Maryland are 1% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 86% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.22% have done cocaine, 0.11% have tried meth, and 0.11% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 0.84% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 237,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 7% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Massachusetts

  • Teens in Massachusetts are 33% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 11% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 86% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.42% have done cocaine, 0.21% have tried meth, and 0.10% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 19% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 367,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 42% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Michigan

  • Teens in Michigan are 6% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 13% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.40% have done cocaine, 0.16% have tried meth, and 0.05% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 0.27% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 475,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 29% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Minnesota

  • Teens in Minnesota are 2% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 80% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 0.45% have done cocaine, 0.23% have tried meth, and 0.11% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2.28% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 18% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 220,000 of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 8% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Mississippi

  • Teens in Mississippi are 21% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 87% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 9% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.41% have done cocaine, 0.20% have tried meth, and 0.20% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 7% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 14% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 78,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 26% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Missouri

  • Teens in Missouri are 10% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 77% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.43% have done cocaine, 0.21% have tried meth, and 0.11% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 0.23% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 204,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 8% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Montana

  • Teens in Montana are 39% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 11% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 77% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 15% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.64% have done cocaine, 0.64% have tried meth, and 0.64% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 11% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 27% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 44,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 12% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Nebraska

  • Teens in Nebraska are 1% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 84% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 13% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.63% have done cocaine, 0.31% have tried meth, and 0.31% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3.14% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 9% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 73,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 7% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds are more likely to have IDUD within the last 12 months.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Nevada

  • Teens in Nevada are 22% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 10% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 91% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 16% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.43% have done cocaine, 0.21% have tried meth, and 0.21% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 2% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 123,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 10% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 4% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

New Hampshire

  • Teens in New Hampshire are 27% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 10% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 80% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 15% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 1% have done cocaine, 0.53% have tried meth, and 0.53% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 16% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 64,000 of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 24% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

New Jersey

  • Teens in New Jersey are 7% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 86% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.30% have done cocaine, 0.15% have tried meth, and 0.07% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1.93% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 3% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 304,000 of people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 6% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

New Mexico

  • Teens in New Mexico are 37% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 11% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 84% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 18% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.60% have done cocaine, 0.30% have tried meth, and 0.30% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 8% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 77,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 1% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 4% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

New York

  • Teens in New York are 0.25% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 86% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 13% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.30% have done cocaine, 0.15% have tried meth, and 0.04% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 3% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 782,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 8% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

North Carolina

  • Teens in North Carolina are 2% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 12% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.38% have done cocaine, 0.13% have tried meth, and 0.06% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 0.04% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 329,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 13% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

North Dakota

  • Teens in North Dakota are 34% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 5% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 100% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 9% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.90% have done cocaine, 0.90% have tried meth, and 0.90% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 1% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 26,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 4% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Ohio

  • Teens in Ohio are 4% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 80% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.34% have done cocaine, 0.22% have tried meth, and 0.06% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 5% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 430,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 1% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Oklahoma

  • Teens in Oklahoma are 10% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 79% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.31% have done cocaine, 0.31% have tried meth, and 0.16% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 11% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 134,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 4% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Oregon

  • Teens in Oregon are 37% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 11% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 94% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 18% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.67% have done cocaine, 0.34% have tried meth, and 0.17% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 10% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 17% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 196,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 25% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 4% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Pennsylvania

  • Teens in Pennsylvania are 13% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 84% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.44% have done cocaine, 0.22% have tried meth, and 0.05% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 0.42% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 436,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 7% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Rhode Island

  • Teens in Rhode Island are 15% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 9% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 85% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 16% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.69% have done cocaine, 0.69% have tried meth, and 0.69% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 11% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 20% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 55,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 38% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

South Carolina

  • Teens in South Carolina are 2% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 80% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.26% have done cocaine, 0.26% have tried meth, and 0.13% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 2% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 139,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 26% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

South Dakota

  • Teens in South Dakota are 14% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 80% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 9% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.71% have done cocaine, 0.71% have tried meth, and 0.71% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 7% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 24,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 22% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Tennessee

  • Teens in Tennessee are 18% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 82% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 10% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.39% have done cocaine, 0.10% have tried meth, and 0.10% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 2% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 9% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 203,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 18% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Texas

  • Teens in Texas are 15% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 7% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 10% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.44% have done cocaine, 0.12% have tried meth, and 0.02% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 3.91% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 1% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 817,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 18% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Utah

  • Teens in Utah are 28% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 5% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 73% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 10% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.63% have done cocaine, 0.31% have tried meth, and 0.16% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 1% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 5% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 38% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 104,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 1% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Vermont

  • Teens in Vermont are 75% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 14% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 83% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 21% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 1.22% have done cocaine, 1.22% have tried meth, and 1.22% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 14% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 60% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 38,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 59% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 4% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Virginia

  • Teens in Virginia are 16% less likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 6% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 77% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 9% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.32% have done cocaine, 0.16% have tried meth, and 0.08% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 1% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 287,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 7% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Washington

  • Teens in Washington are 33% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 11% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 88% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 16% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.55% have done cocaine, 0.18% have tried meth, and 0.09% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 7% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 336,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 21% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

West Virginia

  • Teens in West Virginia are 5% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 81% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.80% have done cocaine, 0.80% have tried meth, and 0.80% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 9% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 4% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 58,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 13% of kids between 18 and 25 are more likely to consume drugs than other Americans.
  • 3% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Wisconsin

  • Teens in Wisconsin are 0.05% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 78% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 11% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 0.45% have done cocaine, 0.23% have tried meth, and 0.11% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 11% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 20% are more likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 201,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 5% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 1% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.

Wyoming

  • Teens in Wyoming are 5% more likely to use drugs in the last 30 days than the average US teen is.
  • 8% of teens between 12 and 17 admit to trying drugs in the last four weeks.
  • 75% admit to using cannabis in the last four weeks.
  • 13% of all teenagers have done marijuana in the last 12 months.
  • 1.09% have done cocaine, 1.09% have tried meth, and 1.09% have attempted to use heroin.
  • 2% have incorrectly used painkillers.
  • 8% between 12 and 17 have consumed alcohol in the last four weeks.
  • 4% are less likely to try alcohol than other Americans within the same age range.
  • 18,000 people between 18 and 25 have done drugs in the last month.
  • 13% of kids between 18 and 25 are less likely to consume drugs than other Americans are.
  • 2% of 18 and 25-year-olds meet an IDUD description.
  • 2% of teens between 12 and 17 meet the standards for Alcohol Use Disorder.
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Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Drew graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed her family practice residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA. In 2005, she opened her family medicine office in Doylestown, and in 2008 she treated her first patient for opiate addiction. Since then Dr. Drew has attained her board certification in Addiction Medicine, treated more than a thousand patients for addiction to opiates and alcohol, participated in programs to educate the community, traveled to Washington DC to educate our legislators, and served as Medical Director at some of the best addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania. She understands that addiction is a chronic disease that no one would choose to have, and her treatment philosophy is based on respect, compassion, and empowerment. She is excited to be the Medical Director of MPower Wellness and work to provide superior addiction treatment in Chester County.

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