Deaths From Drug Overdoses, Alcohol and Suicide Leveled Off in 2018
The rate of deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide—so-called “deaths of despair”—were about the same in 2018 compared with the year before, a new study finds.
High school students are more likely to use marijuana than to binge drink, a new report indicates.
The report found the jurisdictions with the highest percentage of high school students who say they smoked marijuana in the past month are Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington, Connecticut and Vermont. Almost one-third of students in Washington, D.C. said they smoke marijuana.
The states with the highest percentage of high school students who said they engaged in binge drinking in the past month are West Virginia, Montana, New Jersey, Iowa and Arkansas, The Washington Post reports.
The findings come from Project Know, a website that connects people to alcohol and drug addiction treatment resources.