Substance use by young people

It’s a good time of year to check out the page on School and Campus health on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.

SAMHSA’s stats and information on substance use and mental illness among young people are eye-opening for many people:

“In 2014, 9.4% of 12- to 17-year-olds (an estimated 2.3 million youths) reported using illicit drugs within the month prior to being surveyed…” and 13% to 20% of our young people experience a mental illnessĀ in a given year.