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Table 2.1. Percent distribution of drug admissions by primary drug of abuse: CODAP 1979-1981 and TEDS 1992-1996

Primary drug CODAP1 TEDS2
1979 1980 1981 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
No. of admissions (excludes primary alcohol) 217,828 233,035 228,564 576,958 634,637 702,906 726,904 722,004
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Cocaine 4.1 4.9 6.3 45.6 42.2 39.4 34.8 33.3
Smoked cocaine * 0.1 0.3 31.5 30.6 29.1 26.0 24.6
Non-smoked cocaine 4.1 4.8 6.0 14.2 11.6 10.4 8.8 8.7
Heroin 43.6 40.3 39.3 29.2 31.1 29.8 26.7 27.5
Other opiates 8.1 8.5 9.0 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
Marijuana/hashish 17.5 19.7 20.8 15.5 16.9 19.4 25.1 27.1
Stimulants 7.0 8.2 8.4 3.8 4.5 6.3 8.6 7.5
Sedatives/hypnotics 6.8 7.2 6.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
Barbiturates 4.2 3.7 3.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Other sedatives/hypnotics 2.5 3.5 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Other drugs 12.9 11.3 9.7 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0
Tranquilizers 3.3 2.9 2.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
PCP 3.8 3.6 2.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3
Hallucinogens 3.0 2.4 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Other 2.8 2.4 2.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8
* Less than 0.05 percent.
1See Chapter 1 for a description of the CODAP data set.
2Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by the 47 States and jurisdictions reporting in 1996. See Table 4.2 and Figure 22.

SOURCES: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, TEDS - 1.14.98. National Institute on Drug Abuse, CODAP.


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