Breakdown of drug usage by age in the state of Texas

Summary: The average age of drug users who seek treatment varies quite a bit by age in Texas. In general, marijuana usage is a problem of younger users and and alcohol a problem of older users. Many other drug users are seeking treatment in their 30’s.

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In this second chart, we show stats on users who report the first time they tried each drug.

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Stats on drug use in Texas (by age) taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services 2006 study on admits to state treatment facilities.