Number of people in the U.S. who used selected illicit drugs in the past year as of 2017 (in 1,000)

Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2017, 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 2017, in thousands. It was found that about 1.6 million people used methamphetamines in the past year.
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Number of people in thousands
Marijuana40,935
Cocaine5,943
Crack930
Heroin886
LSD2,243
Ecstasy2,487
Methamphetamine1,633
Number of people in thousands
Marijuana40,935
Cocaine5,943
Crack930
Heroin886
LSD2,243
Ecstasy2,487
Methamphetamine1,633
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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 2017, in thousands. It was found that about 1.6 million people used methamphetamines in the past year.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000
Age group
12 years and older
Method of interview
Questionnaire

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