Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division


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Alcohol and Substance Use Among Adolescents in Washington State

Result from the 1998-1999 Adolescent Household Survey

Between December 1998 and July 1999, 1,259 Washington State adolescents living in their parents' homes were interviewed by telephone about their drug and alcohol use and abuse, risk factors, and other topics. Respondents were twelve through seventeen years old when interviewed. Key findings on adolescent alcohol and drug use and problems are as follows: Lifetime uses of alcohol and other drugs Almost half (47%) used alcohol or other drugs at least once. About one in five (22 %) used marijuana at least once. Over one in six (16%) have used some illegal drug other than alcohol or marijuana. This category includes drugs such as cocaine or heroin.