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[First Lady Nancy Reagan at a "Just Say No" to Drugs Rally at the White House in the 1980's]

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  1. Psychotropic Medication Use Among Adolescents

    • Approximately 6.0% of U.S. adolescents aged 12-19 reported psychotropic drug use in the past month.
    • The use of antidepressants (3.2%) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) drugs (3.2%) was highest, followed by antipsychotics (1.0%); anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics (0.5%); and antimanics (0.2%).
    • Males (4.2%) were more likely than females (2.2%) to use ADHD drugs. Females (4.5%) were more likely than males (2.0%) to use antidepressants.
    • About one-half of U.S. adolescents using psychotropic drugs in the past month had seen a mental health professional in the past year (53.3%).

    Source: CDC/National Center for Health Statistics

  2. Results from the 2013 – National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    [Summary of National Findings]

    http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2013SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindings/NSDUHresults2013.htm

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration]
    Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality

    Hope R. Hetico RN MHA

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