Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2018, 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 2018, in thousands. It was found that almost 1.9 million people used methamphetamines in the past year.

Number of people in the U.S. who used selected illicit drugs in the past year as of 2018

Number of people in thousands
Marijuana43,486
Cocaine5,529
Crack757
Heroin808
LSD2,319
Ecstasy2,516
Methamphetamine1,867
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

12 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

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