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Report from the national survey on drug use and health: Non-medical stimulant use, other drug use, delinquant behaviors and depression among adolescents

Author(s): Goldstein S

Abstract

On February 28, 2008, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health published findings from a recent survey in which youth aged 12 to 17 years were asked questions related to their use of illicit drugs in the past year, including nonmedical use of stimulants. These findings were published in the NSDUH report and are available online (http://oas.samhsa.gov). Readers are urged to obtain the full report. Because of the importance of this issue, I believe it is valuable to provide a brief summary of these findings for readers of JAD.

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