The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation among Adolescents
This report uses 2002 to 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to assess the average number of adolescents aged 12 to 17 using substances for the first time per day for the year as a whole and for each month of the year. Substances examined include alcohol, cigarettes, cigars, marijuana, nonmedical use of prescription type drugs, inhalants, hallucinogens, and cocaine. Results are shown for each substance by month.
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