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Table G.1 – Types of Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2009

Drug 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
SOURCE
ILLICIT DRUGS1
108,255
110,205
110,057
112,085
111,774
114,275
117,325
118,705
  Marijuana and Hashish
94,946
96,611
96,772
97,545
97,825
100,518
102,404
104,446
  Cocaine
33,910
34,891
34,153
33,673
35,298
35,882
36,773
36,599
    Crack
8,402
7,949
7,840
7,928
8,554
8,581
8,445
8,359
  Heroin
3,668
3,744
3,145
3,534
3,785
3,780
3,788
3,683
  Hallucinogens
34,314
34,363
34,333
33,728
35,281
34,215
35,963
37,256
    LSD
24,516
24,424
23,398
22,433
23,346
22,656
23,547
23,635
    PCP
7,418
7,107
6,762
6,603
6,618
6,140
6,631
6,239
    Ecstasy
10,150
10,904
11,130
11,495
12,262
12,426
12,924
14,234
  Inhalants
22,870
22,995
22,798
22,745
22,879
22,477
22,274
22,448
  Nonmedical Use of Psychotherapeutics
47,958
49,001
49,157
49,571
50,965
50,415
51,970
51,771
    Pain Relievers
29,611
31,207
31,768
32,692
33,472
33,060
34,861
35,046
      OxyContin®
1,924
2,832
3,072
3,481
4,098
4,354
4,842
5,829
    Tranquilizers
19,267
20,220
19,852
21,041
21,303
20,208
21,476
21,755
    Stimulants
23,496
23,004
22,297
20,983
22,468
21,654
21,206
21,930
      Methamphetamine
15,365
15,139
14,512
12,663
14,206
13,065
12,598
12,837
    Sedatives
9,960
9,510
9,891
8,982
8,822
8,396
8,882
8,605
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA
70,300
71,128
70,657
71,822
72,906
73,494
75,573
75,780

 


 

Table G.4 Types of Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2009

Drug 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
SOURCE
ILLICIT DRUGS1
14.9
14.7
14.5
14.4
14.5
14.4
14.2
15.1
  Marijuana and Hashish
11.0
10.6
10.6
10.4
10.3
10.1
10.3
11.3
  Cocaine
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.5
2.3
2.1
1.9
    Crack
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.4
  Heroin
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
  Hallucinogens
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.8
    LSD
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
    PCP
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
    Ecstasy
1.3
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.9
0.9
0.9
1.1
  Inhalants
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.8
  Nonmedical Use of Psychotherapeutics
6.3
6.4
6.2
6.3
6.7
6.6
6.1
6.4
    Pain Relievers
4.7
4.9
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.0
4.8
4.9
      OxyContin®
--
--
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.7
    Tranquilizers
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.2
    Stimulants
1.4
1.3
1.4
1.3
1.5
1.2
1.1
1.2
      Methamphetamine
0.7
0.7
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.5
    Sedatives
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.3
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA
8.7
8.5
8.2
8.3
8.6
8.5
8.0
8.3

 


 

Table G.6 Types of Illicit Drug Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2009

Drug 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
SOURCE
ILLICIT DRUGS1
8.3
8.2
7.9
8.1
8.3
8.0
8.0
8.7
  Marijuana and Hashish
6.2
6.2
6.1
6.0
6.0
5.8
6.1
6.6
  Cocaine
0.9
1.0
0.8
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.7
0.7
    Crack
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.2
  Heroin
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
  Hallucinogens
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.5
    LSD
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
    PCP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
    Ecstasy
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
  Inhalants
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.2
  Nonmedical Use of Psychotherapeutics
2.7
2.7
2.5
2.7
2.9
2.8
2.5
2.8
    Pain Relievers
1.9
2.0
1.8
1.9
2.1
2.1
1.9
2.1
      OxyContin®
--
--
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
    Tranquilizers
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.8
    Stimulants
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.5
      Methamphetamine
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.2
    Sedatives
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA
3.7
3.7
3.4
3.7
3.9
3.7
3.4
3.6

 


 

Table G.8 Types of Illicit Drug Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Percentages, 2002-2009

(This is the age group with the highest rates of use)

Drug 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
SOURCE
ILLICIT DRUGS1
20.2
20.3
19.4
20.1
19.8
19.7
19.6
21.2
  Marijuana and Hashish
17.3
17.0
16.1
16.6
16.3
16.4
16.5
18.1
  Cocaine
2.0
2.2
2.1
2.6
2.2
1.7
1.5
1.4
    Crack
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
  Heroin
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
  Hallucinogens
1.9
1.7
1.5
1.5
1.7
1.5
1.7
1.8
    LSD
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
    PCP
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
    Ecstasy
1.1
0.7
0.7
0.8
1.0
0.7
0.9
1.1
  Inhalants
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.4
  Nonmedical Use of Psychotherapeutics
5.5
6.1
6.1
6.3
6.5
6.0
5.9
6.3
    Pain Relievers
4.1
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.9
4.6
4.6
4.8
      OxyContin®
--
--
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.5
    Tranquilizers
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
2.0
1.7
1.7
1.8
    Stimulants
1.3
1.3
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.1
1.1
1.3
      Methamphetamine
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.2
    Sedatives
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1
7.9
8.4
8.1
8.8
8.9
8.1
7.8
8.3

 


 

Table G.10 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month, by Detailed Age Category: Percentages, 2008 and 2009

Age Category Lifetime
(2008)
Lifetime
(2009)
Past Year
(2008)
Past Year
(2009)
Past Month
(2008)
Past Month
(2009)
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
TOTAL
47.0
47.1
14.2
15.1
8.0
8.7
12
11.2
10.5
7.2
6.6
3.1
3.6
13
15.2
15.2
9.9
9.3
3.4
3.6
14
21.5
21.2
14.9
14.6
6.7
7.0
15
28.4
30.4
20.4
22.9
10.5
10.9
16
35.8
37.1
27.5
28.4
13.5
15.1
17
42.0
42.4
31.8
32.2
17.0
18.3
18
47.5
48.0
34.7
37.0
20.3
21.3
19
52.5
54.2
37.6
39.0
22.2
21.6
20
55.7
59.0
36.9
38.6
22.3
23.9
21
59.0
60.8
35.6a
39.8
20.9
23.5
22
60.1
62.2
34.8
37.7
20.7
22.4
23
59.1
60.7
28.8a
33.2
17.3
19.1
24
59.9
61.8
29.6
32.4
17.4
19.9
25
61.7
61.2
28.7
29.0
15.4
17.4
26-29
61.1
60.7
23.4
25.5
13.0
14.4
30-34
55.4
58.1
16.4
18.2
9.6
10.5
35-39
55.2
53.0
14.6
13.6
8.6
8.0
40-44
60.2
57.2
12.9
12.6
6.3
6.5
45-49
62.7
60.9
11.5
11.7
7.0
6.5
50-54
58.0
60.1
8.1
10.7
4.3
6.9
55-59
51.9
51.5
7.7
8.4
5.0
5.4
60-64
41.3
41.5
5.2
5.2
3.0
3.1
65 or Older
13.5
14.9
1.4
1.4
1.0
0.9

 


 

 

Table G.20 Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month, by Detailed Age Category: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Age Category TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. 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; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
51.8
50.9
22.7
23.0
6.6
6.9
12
2.5
1.9
1.3
0.6
0.1
*
13
5.8
5.7
2.6
2.3
0.4
0.5
14
10.6
11.8
5.2
6.2
1.0
0.7
15
19.6
19.2
10.8
11.5
2.4
1.7
16
27.0
27.3
16.8
18.2
4.2
4.5
17
33.2
32.3
22.7
22.0
6.5
6.7
18
44.4
46.2
30.8
32.7
10.6
12.8
19
52.1
52.4
38.1
37.2
14.0
14.4
20
57.6
56.9
39.9
39.0
14.5
14.0
21
69.4
70.2
49.9
49.3
19.8
19.5
22
66.2
70.8
46.6
48.9
19.2
17.3
23
69.5
69.7
47.7
47.2
16.5
17.2
24
64.8
66.5
41.7
43.3
14.3
16.1
25
67.0
65.5
42.0
41.2
14.0
13.2
26-29
63.7
63.5
35.3
38.3
10.7
11.9
30-34
61.6
60.3
31.0
30.5
8.8
8.4
35-39
62.4
59.1
27.7
27.6
7.0
7.3
40-44
60.1
56.7
26.5
25.4
7.2
6.7
45-49
60.2
58.9
23.3
23.8
6.3
7.0
50-54
58.3
55.9
19.0
22.0
5.5
6.7
55-59
50.8
53.0
14.2
13.8
3.3
4.6
60-64
47.5
48.0
11.9
12.8
3.1
2.7
65 or Older
40.0
38.4
8.3
7.6
1.7
1.6

 


 

 

Table G.13 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2008 and 2009

Demographic Characteristic Lifetime
(2008)
Lifetime
(2009)
Past Year
(2008)
Past Year
(2009)
Past Month
(2008)
Past Month
(2009)
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
TOTAL
49.3
49.3
13.7
14.6
7.9
8.5
GENDER
  Male
54.2
54.7
16.1
17.6
9.9
10.8
  Female
44.6
44.4
11.5
11.8
6.0
6.3
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
  Not Hispanic or Latino
51.0
51.0
14.1
14.7
8.2
8.7
    White
53.1
53.6
13.9
14.9
8.1
8.7
    Black or African American
49.0
45.5
16.8
15.3
10.3
9.5
    American Indian or Alaska Native
59.6
67.1
17.8
26.8
8.3
18.7
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
*
*
*
*
6.5
*
    Asian
21.6
20.1
7.2
5.8
3.7
3.6
    Two or More Races
61.3
61.2
20.4
23.3
14.9
14.9
  Hispanic or Latino
37.9
39.0
11.3
14.0
5.8
7.4
EDUCATION
  < High School
37.7
39.7
13.5
16.1
8.1
10.2
  High School Graduate
46.9
47.6
14.4
14.6
8.6
8.8
  Some College
56.4
54.5
16.1
16.9
9.4
9.8
  College Graduate
51.8
51.8
10.9
11.7
5.7
6.1
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
  Full-Time
57.1
56.4
14.4
14.2
8.0
8.0
  Part-Time
50.9
53.2
18.1
20.0
10.2
11.5
  Unemployed
62.5
60.0
29.8
26.8
19.6
17.0
  Other
31.4
32.8
8.0
9.8
4.9
6.0

 


 

 

Table G.21 Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. 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; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users..
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
28.2
28.3
18.8
19.0
6.0
6.2
GENDER
Male
28.9
29.2
21.3
21.3
7.6
7.9
Female
27.5
27.4
16.1
16.5
4.3
4.3
Race
White
32.3
32.3
22.3
22.7
7.8
8.2
Black or African American
19.0
18.6
9.1
8.6
1.8
1.3
Two or More Races
24.0
27.5
16.6
20.7
7.1
6.3
Hispanic or Latino
25.9
25.3
17.9
16.5
4.2
4.8

 


 

 

Table G.29 Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic TYPE OF PAST YEAR DEPENDENCE OR ABUSE
Illicit Drugs1 Alcohol Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
TOTAL
2.8
2.9
7.7
7.6
9.1
9.2
AGE
12-17
4.7
4.6
5.5
5.4
8.0
8.0
18-25
8.4
7.9
17.5
17.6
21.8
21.3
26 or Older
1.6
1.7
6.2
6.2
7.1
7.2
GENDER
Male
3.5
3.7
10.3
10.3
12.0
12.3
Female
2.1
2.0
5.2
5.1
6.4
6.3
RACE
White
2.7
2.6
8.0
7.8
9.4
9.2
Black or African American
3.9
4.0
6.4
6.7
8.5
9.0
Two or More Races
5.5
4.3
7.5
9.0
10.9
12.0
Hispanic or Latino
2.6
3.4
8.1
8.5
9.3
10.0

 


 

Table G.30 Substance Dependence or Abuse for Specific Substances in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2005
Past Year Dependence or Abuse 2002 2003 2004 2005
ILLICIT DRUGS1   3.0     2.9     3.0     2.8  
     Marijuana and Hashish   1.8     1.8     1.9   1.7  
     Cocaine   0.6     0.6     0.7     0.6  
     Heroin   0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1  
     Hallucinogens   0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2  
     Inhalants   0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1  
     Nonmedical Use of Psychotherapeutics2   0.9     0.8     0.9     0.8  
          Pain Relievers   0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6  
          Tranquilizers   0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2  
          Stimulants   0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2  
          Sedatives   0.1     0.1     0.1     0.0  
ALCOHOL   7.7     7.5     7.8     7.7  
ILLICIT DRUGS OR ALCOHOL1   9.4     9.1     9.4     9.1  
BOTH ILLICIT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL1   1.4     1.3     1.4     1.3  

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