Substance Dependence or Abuse and Treatment
Substance Use or Dependence
In 2007 among adolescents aged 12-17, 7.7% of adolescents were classified1 as substance dependent or abusive.
4.3% of adolescents were classified as substance dependent or abusive for illicit drugs in 2007.
5.4% of adolescents were classified as substance dependent or abusive for alcohol in 2007.
Substance Use Treatment
In 2007, of adolescents aged 12 to 17 who were in need of treatment received substance abuse treatment services.
Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2007)
1 Note: Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)
© Doreen A. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
November 12, 2009