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Misuse of Prescription Drugs

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics: 
Pain Relievers, Tranquilizers, Stimulants,  & Sedatives
(Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004)

 

Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics

bullet in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month

bulletin Past Year

Number of Days of Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics

bulletin Past Year among Past Year Users of the Specific Drug Type by Age Group

Lifetime Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics

bulletSpecific Pain Relievers

bulletSpecific Tranquilizers

bulletSpecific Stimulants

bulletSpecific Sedatives

Lifetime Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics

bulletby Age Group

bulletby Gender & Age Group

Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Use

bulletamong Past Year New Users and Lifetime Users

bulletamong Past Year New Users and Lifetime Users by Age Group

New Users of Nonmedical Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug Use

Mean Age of First Nonmedical Use of Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drugs

Trends in Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Drugs 

bulletAny Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 1985-2004

bulletPain Relievers among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

bulletTranquilizers among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

bulletStimulants among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

bulletMethamphetamine among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1999-2004

bulletSedatives among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

Trends in Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Drugs by Age Groups

bulletAny Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug in the Past Year: Percentages, 1994-2004

bulletPain Relievers in the Past Year: Percentages, 1994-2004

bulletTranquilizers in the Past Year: Percentages, 1994-2004

bulletStimulants in the Past Year: Percentages, 1994-2004

bulletMethamphetamine in the Past Year: Percentages, 1994-2004

bulletSedatives in the Past Year: Percentages, 1994-2004

Use of Both Prescription and Other Substances

Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year

Treatment  

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Types in Past Year, by Age Group and State:

Methamphetamine Among Persons Aged 12 or Older

bulletNonmedical Use of Methamphetamine among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1999-2004

bulletNonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in the Past Year by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

Methodological Issues

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month by Age Group

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month by Gender

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year by Detailed Age

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year by Demographics & Age Group (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004)

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year by Geographic Characteristics & Age Group (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004)

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year among Lifetime Adult Users by Drug Type and Age at First Use (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004)

 

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Number of Days of Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year among Past Year Users of the Drug Type (Pain Relievers, Tranquilizers, Any Stimulant, Methamphetamine, Sedatives) by Age Group (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004)

 

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 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in the Past Year by Gender and College Status  (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

 

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 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in the Past Year by Pregnancy Status  (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

 

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 Lifetime Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

 

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Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Use among Past Year New Users and Lifetime Users (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

 

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Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Use among Past Year New Users and Lifetime Users by Age Group (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

3.9A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Pain Relievers among Lifetime Users of Any Pain Reliever, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands,

3.9B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Pain Relievers among Lifetime Users of Any Pain Reliever, by Age Group: Percentages, Annual

3.10A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Pain Relievers among Past Year Initiates of Any Pain Reliever, by Age Group: Numbers in

3.10B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Pain Relievers among Past Year Initiates of Any Pain Reliever, by Age Group: Percentages,

3.11A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Tranquilizers among Lifetime Users of Any Tranquilizer, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands,

3.11B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Tranquilizers among Lifetime Users of Any Tranquilizer, by Age Group: Percentages, Annual

3.12A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Tranquilizers among Past Year Initiates of Any Tranquilizer, by Age Group: Numbers in

3.12B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Tranquilizers among Past Year Initiates of Any Tranquilizer, by Age Group: Percentages,

3.13A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Stimulants among Lifetime Users of Any Stimulant, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands,

3.13B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Stimulants among Lifetime Users of Any Stimulant, by Age Group: Percentages, Annual

3.14A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Stimulants among Past Year Initiates of Any Stimulant, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands,

3.14B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Stimulants among Past Year Initiates of Any Stimulant, by Age Group: Percentages, Annual

3.15A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Sedatives among Lifetime Users of Any Sedative, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands,

3.15B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Sedatives among Lifetime Users of Any Sedative, by Age Group: Percentages, Annual

3.16A Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Sedatives among Past Year Initiates of Any Sedative, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands,

3.16B Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription Sedatives among Past Year Initiates of Any Sedative, by Age Group: Percentages, Annual

 

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4-A Past Year Initiation of Nonmedical Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older at Risk of Initiation of Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use, by Drug Type and Age Group: Percentages, 2002-2004

4-B Past Year Initiates of Nonmedical Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug Use among Past Year Users, by Drug Type and Age Group: Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

4.1B Past Year Initiation of Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutic Drugs among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older at Risk for Initiation, and Past Year Users Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

4.2B Past Year Initiation of Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutic Drugs among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older at Risk for Initiation, and Past Year Users Aged 12 or Older, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

4.3B Past Year Initiation of Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutic Drugs among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older at Risk for Initiation, and Past Year Users Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Region: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

 

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4.4B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates into Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutic Drugs among the Total Population Aged 12 or Older, by Age at Initiation and Gender: Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

4.4B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates into Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutic Drugs among the Total Population Aged 12 or Older, by Age at Initiation and Gender: Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

 

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 Lifetime Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics by Age Group (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

 

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 Lifetime Nonmedical Use of Specific Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics by Gender & Age Group (Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004):

 

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5.1A Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.1B Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.2A Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.2B Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.3A Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.3B Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.4A Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.4B Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.5A Past Year Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.5B Past Year Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.6A Lifetime Use of Other Substances among Lifetime Nonmedical Users and Lifetime Nonusers of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Who Were Aged 12 Years or Older, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.6B Lifetime Use of Other Substances among Lifetime Nonmedical Users and Lifetime Nonusers of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Who Were Aged 12 Years or Older, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.7A Past Year Use of Other Substances among Past Year Nonmedical Users and Past Year Nonusers of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Who Were Aged 12 Years or Older, by Drug Type: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.7B Past Year Use of Other Substances among Past Year Nonmedical Users and Past Year Nonusers of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics Who Were Aged 12 Years or Older, by Drug Type: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.8A Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type and Order in Which Drugs in Pairs Initially Were Used: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

5.8B Lifetime Use of Both Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics and Other Substances among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type and Order in Which Drugs in Pairs Initially Were Used: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

 

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6.1AB Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics in Past Year, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002-2004

6.2A Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Group, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.2B Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Group, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.3A Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type and Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.3B Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type and Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.4A Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Past Year Nonmedical Users Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Category, and Gender: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.4B Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Past Year Nonmedical Users Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Category, and Gender: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.5A Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Lifetime Users Aged 18 or Older, by Drug Type, Age at First Use, and Current Age: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.5B Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse for Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Psychotherapeutics among Lifetime Users Aged 18 or Older, by Drug Type, Age at First Use, and Current Age: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

 

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6.6B Past Year Treatment for Illicit Drug Use at Any Facility and Met Criteria for Dependence on or Abuse of Prescription Drugs in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Category, and Gender: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.7B Past Year Treatment for Illicit Drug Use at Specialty Facility and Met Criteria for Dependence on or Abuse of Prescription Drugs in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Category, and Gender: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

6.8B Last or Current Treatment in the Past Year at Any Facility for Problems Related to Prescription Drugs and Met Criteria for Dependence on or Abuse of Those Drugs in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Drug Type, Age Category, and Gender: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

 

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Nonmedical Use of Prescription Types in Past Year, by Age Group and State:

7.1A Nonmedical Use of Any Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drugs in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.1B Nonmedical Use of Any Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drugs in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.2A Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.2B Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.3A Nonmedical Use of Tranquilizers in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.3B Nonmedical Use of Tranquilizers in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.4A Nonmedical Use of Stimulants in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.4B Nonmedical Use of Stimulants in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.5A Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.5B Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.6A Nonmedical Use of Sedatives in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.6B Nonmedical Use of Sedatives in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

8.1 States Ranking in the Top Quintile for the Misuse of Multiple Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drugs in the Past Year

 

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7.5A Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

7.5B Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in Past Year, by Age Group and State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2004

C.5 Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1999-2004

C.11 Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

 

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8.2 Components of NSDUH Nonmedical Use Definition and Characteristics of Cases

B.1 Summary of 2004 NSDUH Suppression Rules

B.2 Weighted Percentages and Sample Sizes for 2002, 2003, and 2004 NSDUHs, by Screening Result Code

B.3 Response Rates and Sample Sizes for 2002, 2003, and 2004 NSDUHs, by Demographic Characteristics

B.4 Drugs and Drug Groups as Shown in Pill Cards for the Four Therapeutic Classes of Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drugs in NSDUH

 

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C.1 Nonmedical Use of Any Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 1985-2004

C.2 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Pain Relievers among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

C.3 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Tranquilizers among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

C.4 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Stimulants among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

C.5 Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1999-2004

C.6 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Sedatives among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 1985-2004

C.7 Nonmedical Use of Any Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

C.8 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Pain Relievers in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

C.9 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Tranquilizers in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

C.10 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Stimulants in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

C.11 Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

C.12 Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Sedatives in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age Group: Percentages, 1994-2004

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