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6.9
7.2
Comparison: 6.9
Unit: percent
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Illicit Drug Use

Value: 7.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2010
Location: Substate Region : 3a
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of people aged 12 or older who used an illicit drug in the month preceding the survey. Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type drugs used nonmedically.
Why this is important: 
Illicit drug use refers to the use and misuse of illegal or controlled drugs. Though there has been a long-term decrease in overall use, many people in the United states still use illicit drugs. Use of illicit drugs is highest among young people, aged 15-25 years. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Drug dependence is a chronic, relapsing disorder which often results in self-destructive and criminal behavior. Illegal use of drugs is also associated with injury, illness, high-risk sexual activity, disability, death, domestic violence, crime, school truancy, and lost workplace productivity. The stigma attached with substance abuse increases the severity of the problem.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Locale Details:
Substate Region 3a includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall counties.
Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
URL of Source:   https://nsduhweb.rti.org/
URL of Data:   http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/substate2k10/toc.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Time Series Data

2004-2006: 7.0 2006-2008: 6.6 2008-2010: 7.2

percent

Illicit Drug Use by Age

12-17: 7.9 18-25: 17.8 26+: 5.3 Overall: 7.2

percent

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
View the Legend

Illicit Drug Use

Value: 7.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2010
Location: Substate Region : 3a
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of people aged 12 or older who used an illicit drug in the month preceding the survey. Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type drugs used nonmedically.
Why this is important: 
Illicit drug use refers to the use and misuse of illegal or controlled drugs. Though there has been a long-term decrease in overall use, many people in the United states still use illicit drugs. Use of illicit drugs is highest among young people, aged 15-25 years. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Drug dependence is a chronic, relapsing disorder which often results in self-destructive and criminal behavior. Illegal use of drugs is also associated with injury, illness, high-risk sexual activity, disability, death, domestic violence, crime, school truancy, and lost workplace productivity. The stigma attached with substance abuse increases the severity of the problem.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Locale Details:
Substate Region 3a includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall counties.
Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
URL of Source:   https://nsduhweb.rti.org/
URL of Data:   http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/substate2k10/toc.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Time Series Data

2004-2006: 7.0 2006-2008: 6.6 2008-2010: 7.2

percent

Illicit Drug Use by Age

12-17: 7.9 18-25: 17.8 26+: 5.3 Overall: 7.2

percent

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