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 use of illegal and legal drug types as of 2017

    • Global population share of illicit drug use by drug 2016

    • Illegal drug users - Global prevalence 1990-2016

    • Global lifetime drug use of select types of drugs as of 2017

    • Number of illicit drug users worldwide by drug 2010-2016

    • Global drug users seeking emergency medical treatment for select drug use as of 2017

  • 2. Prevalence of drug use in the U.S.
    • Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in their lifetime 2016 by drug type

    • Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2016, by drug type

    • Number of Americans who used marijuana in their lifetime 2009-2016

    • Number of Americans who used ecstasy in their lifetime 2009-2016

    • Number of Americans who used cocaine in their lifetime 2009-2016

    • Number of Americans who used crack in their lifetime 2009-2016

    • Number of Americans who used methamphetamine in their lifetime 2009-2016

    • Number of Americans who used heroin in their lifetime 2009-2016

    • Number of heroin dependence or abuse among individuals in the U.S. 2002-2016

    • Substance use among adults in the U.S. by any mental illness 2016

  • 3. Teen drug use
    • Lifetime prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2017

    • Lifetime prevalence of hashish use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2017

    • U.S. students who have used hallucinogenic drugs 2017

    • Lifetime prevalence of cocaine use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2017

    • U.S. students who have used cocaine at least once 2017, by gender and ethnicity

    • 30-day prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2017

    • Availability of LSD as perceived by U.S. 12th graders 1975-2017

    • Availability of cocaine as perceived by U.S. 12th graders 1975-2017

    • U.S. juvenile arrest rate for drug abuse 2016, by state

  • 4. Drug-related deaths
    • Drug overdose death rate U.S. 2016, by state

    • Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2016, by state

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths number from 1999 to 2016, by gender

    • Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths 2014-2016, by age

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years from 1999 to 2016

    • Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2015, by drug type

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2015, by drug type

    • Overdose death rate from heroin U.S. 2016, by state

  • 5. Treatment
    • Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by state 2016

    • Number of substance abuse treatment clients in the U.S. by state 2016

    • Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. 2003-2016

    • Share of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by type 2016

    • Share of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by type of care 2016

    • Drug control spending on treatment and prevention in the U.S. 2008-2018

  • 6. Additional information
    • U.S. costs due to abuse of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription opioids 2017

    • U.S. population with usage of prescription drugs by age 1988-2014

    • U.S. resident self-reported drug use 2003-2014, by metropolitan size

    • Amount of cocaine manufactured in the U.S. 2009-2016

    • Illicit drug use disorder among U.S. adults by level of mental illness 2016

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence or abuse 2016

    • Total federal drug control spending in the U.S. 2013-2018

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2018
  • Source(s): Statista
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