Global use of select types of drugs within the past year as of 2017

This statistic shows the percentage of people worldwide that have used select types of drugs within the past 12 months as of the end of 2016. According to the data, 94.6 percent of people used alcohol within the past year and 46.3 percent of people had used cannabis within the past year.

Percentage of drug users that have used select drugs within the past 12 months as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Alcohol94.6%
Tobacco47.9%
Cannabis46.3%
Caffeinated energy drinks43.2%
Electronic cigarettes22%
MDMA21.7%
Cocaine17.2%
Tobacco (shisha)17%
Amphetamines13.6%
LSD11.1%
Magic mushrooms9.2%
Tobacco (snus)8.5%
Nitrous6.9%
Ketamine6.5%
Opioids5.9%
Benzodiazepines5.7%
Guarana4.6%
Poppers4.1%
Caffine tablets3.8%
2CB3.5%
Truffles3.5%
Methamphetamines3%
Tramadol2.3%
Methylphenidate2.2%
Viagra1.6%
GHB/GBL1.5%
Kratom1.4%
Dextramephetamine0.7%
Z Drug1.3%
Mephedrone1.3%
Kava1.3%
Synthetic cannabis1.2%
Salvia divinorum1%
Heroin0.8%
Modafinil0.8%
Crack0.7%
Nps61plsd0.6%
Opium0.5%
Ephedra0.5%
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

November 10 to December 30, 2017

Number of respondents

Approximately 130,000

Method of interview

Online survey

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Statistics on "Global drug use"

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