Researchers recently found that 29% 의 16- to 24-year olds in the UK were non-drinkers in 2015 영국에서, ~에서 18% 에 2005, while rates of binge drinking — defined as drinking twice the recommended daily limits — fell from 27% ...에 18%.
Misusing several substances
The most alarming trend the study identified was more young adults using or misusing several different substances, as opposed to just marijuana or alcohol.
“Points of concern that deserve more attention are the rise in co-use of alcohol and marijuana, as we know that polysubstance use can have more negative consequences and be more difficult to treat,” said Ty Schepis, a professor of psychology at Texas State University and a co-author of the study.
“예를 들면, ...에서 2015 ...에 2018, 뿐 2.5% of young adults who abstained from both alcohol and marijuana reported misusing prescription drugs, 동안 25.1% of co-users misused prescription drugs,” Schepis said.
“That is a tenfold difference with potentially dangerous consequences.”
The study found that marijuana use increased from 27% ...에 31% among college students from 2002 ...에 2018 과 26% ...에 30% among those not in college — but the researchers didn’t find an increase in problematic marijuana use.
The study said US policymakers must “find ways to address the changing landscape of substance use behaviors by providing support to the increasing number of young adults who are abstinent, while also creating interventions to address the increases in marijuana use and co-use of alcohol and marijuana.”
The study examined data collected each year as part of National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The sample included 182,722 adults ages 18 ...에 22 연령.
Although drinking by people under the age of
21 is illegal in the US
, people ages
12 ...에 20 years drink
11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States
, according to the CDC