September 11, 2023
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves
  • Marijuana, hallucinogen use, and binge drinking reached historic highs among adults ages 35-50, according to a new study released Thursday. In the 2022 annual study of substance use behavior and attitudes, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), adults ages 35-50 reported record-high levels of past-year use of marijuana and hallucinogens. That age group also reported the highest prevalence of binge drinking ever recorded. “Substance use is not limited to teens and young adults, and these data help us understand how people use drugs across the lifespan,” NIDA Director Nora Volkow said. “Understanding these trends is a first step, and it is crucial that research continues to illuminate how substance use and related health impacts may change over time. (Article here)