SAMHSA Report Reveals Prevalence of Youth Illicit Substance Abuse

IllicitSubstancesA Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts, a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, finds that on an average day:

  • 3.2 million young adults use marijuana
  • 57,304 young adults use heroin
  • 51,319 young adults use cocaine
  • 46,179 young adults use hallucinogens
  • 17,868 young adults use inhalants

The data also revealed that every day, 8,833 young adults try illicit substances for the first time. Discover more findings about the prevalence of youth illicit substance abuse in SAMHSA’s report.