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Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older

Type of drug Ever used Current user
1979 1990 2000 2004 1979 1990 2000 2004
Any illicit drug1 n.a. n.a. 38.9% 45.8% n.a. n.a. 6.3% 7.9%
Marijuana and hashish 27.9% 30.5% 34.2 40.2 13.2% 5.4% 4.8 6.1
Cocaine 8.6 11.2 11.2 14.2 2.6 0.9 0.5 0.8
?Crack n.a. n.a. 2.4 3.3 n.a. n.a. 0.1 0.2
Hallucinogens 8.9 7.9 11.7 14.3 1.9 0.4 0.4 0.4
?LSD n.a. n.a. 8.8 9.7 n.a. n.a. 0.2 0.1
?PCP n.a. n.a. 2.6 2.8 n.a. n.a. 0.0 0.0
?Ecstasy n.a. n.a. 2.9 4.6 n.a. n.a. n.a. 0.2
Heroin 1.3 0.8 1.2 1.3 0.1 n.a. 0.1 0.1
Stimulants2 n.a. 5.5 6.6 8.3 n.a. 0.6 0.4 0.5
?Methamphetamine n.a. n.a. 4.0 4.9 n.a. n.a. 0.2 0.2
Sedatives2 n.a. 2.8 3.2 4.1 n.a. 0.2 0.1 0.1
Tranquilizers2 n.a. 4.0 5.8 8.3 n.a. 0.6 0.4 0.7
NOTE: Current users are those who used drugs at least once within month prior to this study. n.a. = not available. 1. Any illicit drug indicates use at least once of marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens (including LSD and PCP), inhalants, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic used nonmedically. 2. Nonmedical use; does not include over-the-counter drugs. Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004. Web: www.oas.samhsa.gov.

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