Teen drug use on decline across America, study says
"We think we're turning the corner ..."
- Doug Allen,Washington State Department of Social & Health Services spokesman
Washington, DC, USA - Drug use has edged downward among teens nationwide, with the biggest decreases driven by teens in the Midwest and South, according to a national survey on drug and alcohol use.
Children 12 to 17 years old who reported using any illicit drug in the past month declined from 11.4 percent to 10.9 percent between 2002 and 2004.