Alcohol and Other Drugs
What is the problem?
Marijuana is the most used illegal drug (the most used drugs are alcohol and tobacco) among Minnesota students. Almost one in three 12th graders and one in six 9th graders have reported using marijuana in the past year.
The use of other illicit drugs, besides marijuana, among students in 2007 ranged from 1.2 percent to 6.8 percent.
Methamphetamine use has been declining since 2001, when it was first asked about. In 2007, 1.5% of 9th graders and 2.2% of 12th graders reported using methamphetamines.
About 41 percent of Minnesota adults reported any illegal drug use in their lifetime, and 7.2 percent reported illegal drug use in the past year.
Marijuana is by far the most used illegal drug among adults, with almost 7 percent reporting use in the past year; any other single illegal drug, besides marijuana, was used by less than one percent of Minnesota adults.
Other Drugs – Data Sources:
Minnesota Student Survey
Minnesota Department of Human Services. Estimating the Need for Treatment for Substance
Abuse Among Adults in Minnesota: 2004/2005 Minnesota Treatment Needs Assessment Survey
Final Report, St. Paul, Minnesota 2006.