Estimated Prevalence of Past-Month Substance Use in US by Those Aged 12 and Older (Numbers In Thousands)

Estimated Prevalence of Past-Month Substance Use in US by Those Aged 12 and Older (Numbers In Thousands)
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
All Illicit Drugs 19,522 19,470 19,071 19,720 20,357 19,857 20,077 21,813 22,648 22,454 23,863 24,573 26,983 27,080
Marijuana and Hashish 14,584 14,638 14,576 14,626 14,813 14,448 15,203 16,718 17,409 18,071 18,855 19,810 22,188 27,080
Cocaine 2,020 2,281 2,021 2,397 2,421 2,075 1,855 1,637 1,472 1,369 1,650 1,549 1,530 1,876
Crack 567 604 467 682 702 610 359 492 378 228 443 377 354 394
Heroin 166 119 166 136 338 153 213 195 239 281 335 289 435 329
Hallucinogens 1,196 1,042 929 1,088 1,006 996 1,060 1,258 1,207 972 1,134 1,333 1,173 1,240
Ecstasy 676 470 450 502 528 503 555 760 691 544 628 660 609 557
Psychotherapeutics 6,287 6,451 6,110 6,491 7,095 6,895 6,224 6,953 6,957 6,119 6,831 6,484 6,537 6,365
Pain Relievers 4,377 4,693 4,404 4,658 5,220 5,174 4,747 5,257 5,093 4,471 4,862 4,521 4,325 3,775
Methamphetamine 683 726 706 628 731 529 314 502 353 439 440 595 569 897
Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 8,777 8,849 8,247 8,963 9,615 9,270 8,565 9,157 9,016 8,020 8,883 8,665 8,719 9,273
Alcohol 119,820 118,965 120,934 126,028 125,309 126,760 128,974 130,621 131,374 133,385 135,502 136,868 139,677 138,322
Heavy Alcohol Use 15,860 16,144 16,689 16,035 16,946 17,010 17,292 17,129 16,899 15,865 17,021 16,541 16,342 17,326
Tobacco 71,499 70,757 70,257 71,519 72,873 70,939 70,868 69,713 69,663 68,225 69,497 66,879 66,899 63,959

Notes:

• "Psychotherapeutics" include the nonmedical use of any prescription-type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, or sedatives. Over-the-counter substances are not included.
• “Heavy” alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days.
• Methodology changes make comparison between different survey years problematic.
• The shift to 2010 census data from 2000 could affect comparisons between substance use estimates in 2011 and those from prior years, particularly with respect to some demographic groups.