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.


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


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.