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Figure 8.3 is a bar graph that shows percentages of past year illicit drug or alcohol dependence or abuse by age groups in 2002. Substance dependence or abuse generally increased by age until it peaked at 21.7 percent for young adults aged 18 to 25. It then generally decreased by age group to 1.2 percent among persons aged 65 or older.

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