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Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older

The following table shows the number of Americans 12 years and older who have ever used and or currently use drugs, by year and type of drug.

Type of drugEver usedCurrent user
19791990200020042007201120131979199020002004200720112013
Any illicit drug1n.a.n.a.38.9%45.8%46.1%n.a.48.6%n.a.6.3%7.9%8.1%8.0%8.7%9.4%
Marijuana and hashish27.9%30.534.240.240.629.343.713.25.4%4.86.15.813.37.5
Cocaine8.611.211.214.214.52.314.32.60.90.50.80.80.50.6
Crackn.a.n.a.2.43.33.5n.a.3.4n.a.n.a.0.10.20.2n.a.0.1
Hallucinogens8.97.911.714.313.8n.a.15.11.90.40.40.40.4n.a.0.5
LSDn.a.n.a.8.89.79.1n.a.9.4n.a.n.a.0.20.10.1n.a.0.1
PCPn.a.n.a.2.62.82.5n.a.2.5n.a.n.a.0.00.00.0n.a.0.0
Ecstasyn.a.n.a.2.94.65.04.36.8n.a.n.a.n.a.0.20.20.70.3
Heroin1.30.81.21.31.5n.a.1.80.1n.a.0.10.10.1n.a.0.1
Stimulants2n.a.5.56.68.39.1n.a.8.3n.a.0.60.40.50.4n.a.0.2
Methamphetaminen.a.n.a.4.04.95.3n.a.4.7n.a.n.a.0.20.20.2n.a.0.2
Sedatives2n.a.2.83.24.13.4n.a.2.9n.a.0.20.10.10.1n.a.0.1
Tranquilizers2n.a.4.05.88.38.2n.a.9.0n.a.0.60.40.70.7n.a.0.6
NOTE: Current users are those who used drugs at least once within month prior to this study. n.a. = not available.
1. Any illicit drug indicates use at least once of marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens (including LSD and PCP), inhalants, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic used nonmedically.
2. Nonmedical use; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Web: www.oas.samhsa.gov.

 

 

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