September 21, 2017

The Number Of Kids Using Illicit Drugs In Idaho Will Surprise You

Posted on January 23, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Idaho, News


Maybe the D.A.R.E program is working? Drug use across the United States among teens was lower in 2016 than 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Idaho still has a good sized drug problem.

MSM reports that in 2015, 8.57 percent of kids 12-17 years old Idaho had used illicit drugs – including marijuana, meth, cocaine, and ecstasy. Recent data from Graphiq shows that drug use is lower. A study from Monitoring The Future also found that those numbers are lower in 2016 across America.

One thing visible from the graphs is that while most drug use among teens has dropped the use of marijuana has risen.

This article by Nate Bird was originally published on 1310 KLIX.