Fewer Young Adults Succumb To Prescription Drug Abuse: Survey

The number of young adults 18 to 24 who abuse prescription drugs fell 14% to 1.7 million in 2011 from two million in 2010, according to the government’s latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey also found that the drug use among the general population held fairly steady, declining to 8.7% in 2011, from 8.9% the previous year.