Drug Abuse in Teens
Drug Abuse among teens is greater than some people may think. 42.5% of teens have tried drugs. 19% of them will become drug abusers. 1 in 3 people report having someone close to them that abuses drugs. This means that many families in the U.S. will be affected by one teens choice to abuse drugs.
One in every two people reported riding in a car with someone that had done drugs.
Nearly one in three people drove after having used drugs. And every one in three fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs.
Three out of four deaths were caused by a drug overdose.