The federal government’s annual survey on drug use and health reveals that marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults reached an all-time high last year. This is despite the fact that the first year of the coronavirus pandemic saw a leveling off in marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults.
The federal survey data shows that marijuana use among young adults increased from 2019 to 2020, while hallucinogen use remained steady. However, both drug types saw a significant increase from 2018 to 2020. This marks the first time that marijuana and hallucinogen use have reached an all-time high since the survey began tracking drug use in 2002.
There are several possible explanations for the increase in marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults. One possibility is that the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased stress and anxiety levels, which may be causing some people to turn to drugs as a way of coping. Another possibility is that the legalization of recreational marijuana in more states has led to greater availability and acceptance of the drug.
Whatever the reasons for the increase in drug use, it is clear that marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults is on the rise. This trend is cause for concern, as both drugs can have harmful effects on health. If you or someone you know is using these drugs, it’s important to get help from a qualified professional. Drug addiction is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly.
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