Deaths related to heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and psychedelics comprise 45% of all drug related deaths in
Roughly 19% of full time college students between the ages of 18 and 22 had used alcohol heavily in the past month according to a 2006 SAMHSA survey. An estimated 13.3% part time college students had participated in the same activity. 12.4% of people over the age of 12 had driven under the influence in the past year. Males were twice as likely to drive under the influence as females. Those between the ages of 21 and 25 were most likely to drink and drive than any other age group at 27.3%. The average age of a person?s first drink was 16.6 years of age. 89.2% of people who first tried alcohol in 2006 were under the age of 21.