Adolescent Alcohol Use Statistics: Key Findings from the 2000 National Household Survey of Drug Abuse (NHSDA)
Conducted since 1971, NHSDA is an annual survey of the United States population age 12 and older. The survey measures the prevalence of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in America. In 2000, more than 70,000 people were interviewed, including residents of households, noninstitutional groups (i.e., individuals residing in shelters, rooming houses, dormitories), and civilians living on military bases.
* The National Household Survey of Drug Use defines "binge" use as five or more drinks on the same occasion at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey and heavy use as five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least five different days in the past 30 days.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2001). Summary of Findings from the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. DHHS Publication Number (SMA) 01-3549. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.