Adolescent marijuana, alcohol use held steady during COVID-19 pandemic

June 24, 2021 “Adolescent marijuana use and binge drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in the United States. “ https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2021/06/adolescent-marijuana-alcohol-use-held-steady-during-covid-19-pandemic

No Change in Overall Rate of Alcohol, Drug Use Among Adolescents During Pandemic

By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) – The coronavirus pandemic has posed significant challenges for many, but it did not appear to drive U.S. preteens and young teens to drugs. Repeated surveys of more than 7,800 10- to 14-year-olds between September 2019 and August 2020 found the overall rate of drug use remained stable, according to …