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Friday, March 18, 2011
Youth substance abuse treatment admissions: meth down, marijuana up
Though alcohol is the drug most commonly abused by adolescents, marijuana is, by far, the primary reason youth in Washington enter state-funded treatment. (Source: 2010 Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drug Abuse Trends in Washington State, page 259) The chart above shows that marijuana treatment admissions have increased over the past few years while meth-related admissions have decreased significantly.