Report finds 10% drop in teen admissions for substance abuse

05/13/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Hospital admissions for substance abuse treatment among adolescents ages 12 to 17 fell 10% from 2002 to 2008, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Almost 80% of the admissions involved marijuana as a primary or secondary substance, the survey found.

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