Figure 6.2 is a line graph showing the annual numbers of new users of Ecstasy, LSD, and PCP, aged 12 or older from 1965 to 2001. From the mid 1960s until the early 1970s the number of new initiates of LSD and PCP increased. However, from 1975 until 1985 the number of new initiates of PCP decreased and has remained steady since. The number of new users of LSD has remained relatively steady since the mid 1970s until 2001, when it dropped. The number of new users of Ecstasy has shown the most dramatic trend, with less than 500,000 new users per year from the early 1980s until 1995, when the number of new users increased to a high point of 1.9 million in 2000.
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