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Over 4.8 million young adults aged 18 to 25 drank alcohol, and 3.4 million used illicit drugs, on an average day. Substance use among this demographic is a growing concern, especially when you consider that there are nearly 850,000 drug-related emergency department visits per year from this age group.

What’s worse is the first-time usage rate of alcohol and drugs for these 18 to 25-year-olds. The consequences, including addiction, are far-reaching and dangerous beyond the risk of a one-time use. This graphic from Clarity Way shines a light on the drug tendencies of young adults. The graphic explores the first-time usage rates of alcohol and illicit and prescription drugs on an average day, with an hourly breakdown.

A Day of Drugs

Source: http://www.clarityway.com/infographic/a-day-of-drug-use/

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