Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• In the year of 2013, the rate of current illicit drug use in California varied by the age of the person’s using it. Among youths of the age of 12 to 17 in 2013, the rate increased from 2.6 percent at age 12 or 13 to 7.8 percent at age 14 or 15 to 15.8 percent at ages 16 or 17. The highest rate of current illicit drug use was among 18 to 20 year olds (22.6 percent) with the next highest rate occurring among 21 to 25 year olds (20.9 percent). Thereafter, the rate generally declined with age, although not all decreases between consecutive age groups were significantly different.
• In the year of 2013 in California, the rate of current use of illicit drugs was at its highest among young adults of the age of 18 to 25 (21.5 percent) followed by youths of the age of 12 to 17 (8.8 percent) than by adults of the age of 26 or older (7.3 percent). The truth is the number and percentage of current illicit drug users among American youths of the age of 12 to 17 decreased from 2.4 million (9.5 percent) in 2012 to 2.2 million (8.8 percent) in 2013, but then rose to 4.1 million in 2015.