Estimated Prevalence of Cannabis Dependence or Abuse in the US

"• Marijuana was the illicit drug with the largest number of persons with past year dependence or abuse in 2013, followed by pain relievers, then by cocaine. Of the 6.9 million persons aged 12 or older who were classified with illicit drug dependence or abuse in 2013, 4.2 million persons had marijuana dependence or abuse (representing 1.6 percent of the total population aged 12 or older, and 61.4 percent of all those classified with illicit drug dependence or abuse), 1.9 million persons had pain reliever dependence or abuse, and 855,000 persons had cocaine dependence or abuse (Figure 7.2)."
"• The number of persons who had marijuana dependence or abuse in 2013 (4.2 million) was similar to the number in 2012 (4.3 million) and in each year from 2002 through 2011 (ranging from 3.9 million to 4.5 million) (Figure 7.3). The rate of marijuana dependence or abuse in 2013 (1.6 percent) was lower than the rates in 2002 (1.8 percent) and 2004 (1.9 percent). Otherwise, the rate in 2013 was similar to the rates in prior years (ranging from 1.6 to 1.8 percent).
"• The number of persons who had pain reliever dependence or abuse in 2013 (1.9 million) was similar to the number in 2012 (2.1 million) and in each year from 2006 through 2011 (ranging from 1.6 million to 1.9 million) (Figure 7.3). However, the number in 2013 was higher than the numbers in 2002 to 2005 (ranging from 1.4 million to 1.5 million)."

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-48, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4863. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014, p. 83.
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