Cocaine & Crack

Cocaine and Crack

Prevalence of Cocaine and Crack Use in the US by Demographic Characteristics

In 2015, among people aged 12 and older in the United States:
38,744,000 people had used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.
4,828,000 people had used cocaine in the past year.
1,876,000 people had used cocaine in the past month.
9,035,000 people had used crack at least once in their lifetime.
833,000 people had used crack in the past year.
394,000 people had used crack in the past month.

Perceived Risk and Prevalence of Crack Use and Among Young People in the US

"Crack cocaine use spread rapidly from the early to mid-1980s. Still, among 12th graders, the use of crack remained relatively low during this period (3.9% annual prevalence in 1987). Clearly, crack had quickly attained a reputation as a dangerous drug, and by the time of our first measurement of perceived risk in 1987, it was seen as the most dangerous of all drugs. Annual prevalence dropped sharply in the next few years, reaching 1.5% by 1991, where it remained through 1993.

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