Cocaine

Cocaine

Estimated Prevalence and Trends in Use of Cocaine Including Crack in the US

"In 2016, the estimate of about 1.9 million people aged 12 or older who were current users of cocaine (Figure 15) included about 432,000 current users of crack. The numbers correspond to about 0.7 percent of the population aged 12 or older who were current users of cocaine (Figure 22) and 0.2 percent who were current users of crack (Table A.7B in Appendix A). The 2016 estimate for current cocaine use was similar to the estimates in most years between 2007 and 2015, but it was lower than the estimates in 2002 to 2006.

Community Epidemiology Working Group Assessment of Cocaine Use and Availability in the US, 2013

(Community Epidemiology Working Group Assessment of Cocaine Use and Availability in the US, 2013) "Cocaine continued to be reported as a drug of concern in CEWG areas in all four regions of the United States. The impact of cocaine abuse continued to be reported by area representatives as high in Baltimore/Maryland/Washington, DC; Boston; Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia; and the South Florida/Miami-Dade and Broward Counties area. However, the decline in cocaine indicators reported at recent CEWG meetings continued to be observed by many area representatives.

Prevalence of Last-Year Powder Cocaine Use in England and Wales Among People Aged 16 to 59

(Prevalence of Last-Year Powder Cocaine Use in England and Wales Among People Aged 16 to 59) "As in recent years, the next most commonly used drug in the last year by adults aged 16 to 59 was powder cocaine (2.3% in the 2014/15 survey). By contrast, powder cocaine is the third most commonly used drug among young adults aged 16 to 24 (4.8%), after ecstasy (see below). Compared with the previous year, both proportions have remained similar (2.4% among 16 to 59 year olds and 4.2% among 16 to 24 year olds in the 2013/14 survey).

Definition and Prevalence of Problem Cocaine Use in Spain, 2011

(Definition and Prevalence of Problem Cocaine Use in Spain, 2011) "It is complicated to decide what criteria to use for considering a pattern of cocaine use to be a case of problem use solely by virtue of the characteristics thereof, given that it is well known that very different types of combinations among the intensity of use at each given time, the frequency with which used, the age at which used, the other psychoactive substances with which cocaine is combined and the different underlying disorders of those who use cocaine can cause problems for cocaine users.

Prevalence of Cocaine Use by Age

(Prevalence of Cocaine Use by Age) "The proportion of 15-64 year-olds who have used cocaine at least once has significantly increased three-fold in 15 years, from 1.2% in 1995 to 3.6% in 2010. It increased by a third between the last two Health Barometer surveys. Use in the previous year almost doubled between 2005 and 2010 among 15-64 year-olds, from 0.5% in 2005 to 0.9% in 2010 (Table 2.2), a statistically significant increase. First time use usually takes place at the average age of 23.1 years.

Cocaine Use and Health

(Cocaine Use and Health) "In 2010, there appeared to be a relationship between a person’s cocaine use and his or her mental health, psychological distress (see Glossary for definition of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale) and body mass index (Table 9.7). In addition:

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