Number of people in the U.S. who used selected illicit drugs in the past year as of 2016 (in 1,000)

Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2016, by drug type This statistic shows the number of people in the U.S. who used select illicit drugs in the past year, as of 2016, in thousands. It was found that about 1.4 million people used methamphetamines in the past year.
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Number of people in thousands
Marijuana37,570
Cocaine5,071
Crack882
Heroin948
LSD1,896
Ecstasy2,485
Methamphetamine1,391
Number of people in thousands
Marijuana37,570
Cocaine5,071
Crack882
Heroin948
LSD1,896
Ecstasy2,485
Methamphetamine1,391
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This statistic shows the number of people in the U.S. who used select illicit drugs in the past year, as of 2016, in thousands. It was found that about 1.4 million people used methamphetamines in the past year.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000
Age group
12 years and older
Method of interview
Questionnaire

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