Drug use in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on drug use in the U.S.

This dossier presents facts and figures on drug use in the United States. It includes information on the prevalence of drug use in the U.S., drug use among teens, drug related deaths, and substance abuse treatment.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Global population share of illicit drug use by drug 2018

    • Illegal drug users - Global prevalence 1990-2018

    • Addicts and consumers of illegal drugs worldwide 1990-2018

    • Number of illicit drug users worldwide by drug 2010-2018

  • 2. Prevalence of drug use in the U.S.
    • Number of U.S. Americans who used illicit drugs in their lifetime 2019, by drug type

    • Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2019, by drug type

    • Number of Americans who used marijuana in their lifetime 2009-2019

    • Number of Americans who used ecstasy in their lifetime 2009-2019

    • Number of Americans who used cocaine in their lifetime 2009-2019

    • Number of Americans who used crack in their lifetime 2009-2019

    • Number of Americans who used methamphetamine in their lifetime 2009-2019

    • Number of Americans who used heroin in their lifetime 2009-2019

    • Number of heroin dependence or abuse among individuals in the U.S. 2002-2019

    • Substance use among adults in the U.S. by any mental illness 2019

  • 3. Teen drug use
    • 30-day prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2020

    • Lifetime prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2020

    • Lifetime prevalence of hashish use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2020

    • Lifetime prevalence of cocaine use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2020

    • Availability of LSD as perceived by U.S. 12th graders 1975-2019

    • Availability of cocaine as perceived by U.S. 12th graders 1975-2019

    • U.S. juvenile arrest rate for drug abuse 2019, by state

  • 4. Drug-related deaths
    • U.S. drug overdose age-adjusted death rates 1999-2019

    • U.S. drug overdose age-adjusted death rates from 1999 to 2019, by gender

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths number from 1999 to 2019, by gender

    • Drug overdose death rate U.S. 2018, by state

    • Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2018, by state

    • Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2017, by drug type

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2017, by drug type

    • U.S. opioid overdose death rate from 1999 to 2019

    • U.S. cocaine-related deaths 1999-2019

    • Overdose death rate from heroin U.S. 2018, by state

  • 5. Treatment
    • Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Number of substance abuse treatment clients in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. 2003-2019

    • Share of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by type 2019

    • Share of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by type of care 2019

    • Drug control spending on treatment and prevention in the U.S. 2008-2021

  • 6. Additional information
    • U.S. costs due to abuse of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription opioids 2020

    • U.S. population with usage of prescription drugs by age 1988-2018

    • Amount of cocaine manufactured in the U.S. 2014-2018

    • Illicit drug use disorder among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2019

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence or abuse 2019

    • Total federal drug control spending in the U.S. 2012-2021

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