Substance use among youths in the United States as of 2018, by major depressive episode*
Substance use among youths in the U.S. by major depressive episode 2018
This statistic depicts the percentage of substance use among youths in the United States as of 2018, sorted by major depressive episode. Some 33 percent of the respondents reporting to have used any illicit drug suffered from a major depressive episode within the past year.
Substance use among youths in the United States as of 2018, by major depressive episode*
Had major depressive episode in the past yearDid not have major depressive episode in the past year
Illicit drugs**32.7%14%
Marijuana25.2%10.5%
Psychotherapeutics10.8%3.7%
Inhalants5.1%2.2%
Hallucinogens3.2%1.2%
Cocaine1%0.3%
Heroin0.1%0%
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

12-17 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Major depressive episode in the past year.
** Illicit Drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription type psychotherapeutics used non-medically.

Substance use among youths in the U.S. by major depressive episode 2018
This statistic depicts the percentage of substance use among youths in the United States as of 2018, sorted by major depressive episode. Some 33 percent of the respondents reporting to have used any illicit drug suffered from a major depressive episode within the past year.
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