Thursday, September 18, 2008
The long-overdue latest installment National Addiction Survey (the first in six years) will be made public later today, but Excelsior gives us a sneak peak: The number of Mexicans who use illicit drugs went from 4.6 to 5.5 percent of the population. The percentage of Mexicans who've tried cocaine went from 1.2 percent to 2.5 percent. The rate of adolescents of who use marijuana went from 3.5 to 4.4 percent. Overall, the increases seem relatively mild.