TABLE 4

Prevalence of Substance Use Among Confined Youth and the General Adolescent Population

SubstanceLifetime Prevalence Among Confined Youth,53,a %Lifetime Prevalence at Grade 12, General Population, 2018,81,b %
Alcohol7459
Marijuana or hashish8444
Cocaine/crack304/1.5
Ecstasy264
Methamphetamine220.7
Acid/LSD195
Heroin70.8
Any illegal drug (excluding marijuana)5019
  • LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide.

  • a Self-reported data from the SYRP, a nationally representative sample of 7073 youth in custody in 2003.

  • b Self-reported data from the Monitoring the Future National Survey on Drug Use.