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Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:
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Table 7.1A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 130,610a 130,628a 134,704 134,791
Marijuana 94,946a 96,611a 96,772a 97,545a 97,792a 100,737a 102,857a 104,950a 106,613a 107,842a 111,239a 114,712a 117,213a 117,865a 118,524a 122,943 123,935
Cocaine 33,910a 34,891a 34,153a 33,673a 35,303a 35,947a 36,916a 36,742a 37,361a 36,921a 37,688a 37,634a 39,200 38,744 38,880 40,550 40,194
Crack 8,402 7,949a 7,840a 7,928a 8,559 8,615 8,454 8,390 9,208 8,214a 9,015 8,870 9,424 9,035 8,776 9,599 9,177
Heroin 3,668a 3,744a 3,145a 3,534a 3,788a 3,806a 3,795a 3,680a 4,144a 4,162a 4,565 4,812 4,813 5,099 4,981 5,295 5,108
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 40,915a 41,490 42,072 43,255
LSD 24,516a 24,424a 23,398a 22,433a 23,365a 22,720a 23,604a 23,714a 23,375a 23,000a 23,735a 24,770a 25,035a 25,324a 25,861 26,069 27,339
PCP 7,418a 7,107a 6,762 6,603 6,633 6,179 6,657 6,271 6,255 6,103 6,552 6,462 6,388 6,323 6,450 6,098 6,085
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 18,328a 18,459a 19,173 19,949
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 25,765 24,404 25,187 24,783
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 14,511 14,533 14,722 14,892
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 171,838a 172,843a 171,827a 172,217a 173,904a 172,420a 174,000a 174,105a 174,409a 173,890a 173,654a 175,260a 175,416a 171,120a 169,428 170,496 168,310
Cigarettes 162,553a 163,240a 161,842a 161,863a 162,951a 161,831a 162,637a 162,608a 162,940a 161,799a 161,057a 162,138a 161,789a 156,495a 154,688 155,446a 152,480
Daily Cigarettes 95,221a 94,759a 93,409a 93,470a 94,518a 94,539a 94,322a 92,092a 93,210a 90,835a 93,371a 92,426a 91,773a 89,238a 88,015a 85,559 83,853
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 43,547 43,282 43,886 42,599
Cigars 88,053 88,096 87,409 88,260 88,660 88,522 89,765a 90,460a 88,760 88,505 88,596 89,117a 89,267a 87,732 85,338 86,365 86,513
Pipe Tobacco 40,003a 40,064a 39,499a 38,462a 38,350a 35,527a 36,622a 35,221a 34,380 34,532 34,604a 34,173 33,695 33,493 33,094 33,064 32,777
ALCOHOL 195,452a 197,533a 198,220a 201,667a 203,409a 203,952a 205,420a 208,534a 209,264a 211,747a 214,013a 213,794a 217,765a 216,839a 216,152a 220,063 221,220
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 228,992a 228,228a 232,204 232,943
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 222,244a 221,659a 225,762 226,669
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 205,986a 207,427a 208,679a 211,566a 213,706a 213,624a 215,478a 217,517a 219,047a 220,702a 222,886a 224,245a 226,637a 225,726a 225,081a 228,872 229,612
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.1B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 48.8 48.5 49.5 49.2
Marijuana 40.4a 40.6a 40.2a 40.1a 39.7a 40.6a 41.2a 41.7a 42.0a 41.9a 42.8a 43.7a 44.2a 44.0a 44.0a 45.2 45.3
Cocaine 14.4 14.7 14.2 13.8a 14.3 14.5 14.8 14.6 14.7 14.3 14.5 14.3 14.8 14.5 14.4 14.9 14.7
Crack 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.4
Heroin 1.6a 1.6a 1.3a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.5a 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.8
LSD 10.4 10.3 9.7 9.2a 9.5 9.2a 9.4 9.4 9.2a 8.9a 9.1a 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.6 10.0
PCP 3.2a 3.0a 2.8a 2.7a 2.7a 2.5 2.7a 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.2
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6.8a 6.9a 7.0 7.3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.6a 9.1 9.3 9.1
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 73.1a 72.7a 71.4a 70.8a 70.7a 69.6a 69.7a 69.1a 68.8a 67.5a 66.8a 66.8a 66.2a 63.9a 62.9a 62.7a 61.5
Cigarettes 69.1a 68.7a 67.3a 66.6a 66.2a 65.3a 65.1a 64.6a 64.2a 62.8a 61.9a 61.8a 61.0a 58.5a 57.4a 57.1a 55.7
Daily Cigarettes 40.5a 39.9a 38.8a 38.4a 38.4a 38.1a 37.8a 36.6a 36.8a 35.3a 35.9a 35.2a 34.6a 33.3a 32.7a 31.4 30.6
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 16.3a 16.1 16.1 15.6
Cigars 37.4a 37.1a 36.3a 36.3a 36.0a 35.7a 35.9a 35.9a 35.0a 34.4a 34.1a 34.0a 33.7a 32.8a 31.7 31.7 31.6
Pipe Tobacco 17.0a 16.9a 16.4a 15.8a 15.6a 14.3a 14.7a 14.0a 13.6a 13.4a 13.3a 13.0a 12.7a 12.5 12.3 12.2 12.0
ALCOHOL 83.1a 83.1a 82.4a 82.9a 82.7a 82.3a 82.2a 82.8a 82.5a 82.2a 82.3a 81.5 82.1a 81.0 80.2 80.9 80.8
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 85.5 84.7 85.3 85.1
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 83.0 82.3 83.0 82.8
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 87.6a 87.3a 86.8a 87.0a 86.9a 86.2a 86.3a 86.4a 86.4a 85.7a 85.7a 85.5a 85.5a 84.3 83.5 84.1 83.9
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.2A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 47,730a 48,501a 51,795 53,182
Marijuana 25,755a 25,231a 25,451a 25,375a 25,432a 25,136a 25,891a 28,688a 29,301a 29,739a 31,513a 32,952a 35,124a 36,043a 37,570a 40,935a 43,486
Cocaine 5,902 5,908 5,658 5,523 6,075 5,748 5,283 4,806a 4,533a 3,857a 4,671a 4,182a 4,553a 4,828a 5,071 5,943 5,529
Crack 1,554a 1,406a 1,304a 1,381a 1,478a 1,452a 1,113a 1,008 885 625 921 632 773 833 882 930 757
Heroin 404a 314a 398a 379a 560 373a 455a 582 621 620 669 681 914 828 948 886 808
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,692a 4,903a 5,125 5,595
LSD 999a 558a 592a 563a 667a 621a 808a 790a 881a 880a 1,057a 1,111a 1,290a 1,535a 1,896a 2,243 2,319
PCP 235a 219a 210a 164a 187a 139a 99 125 96 119 172a 90 90 120 103 96 71
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,560 2,485 2,487 2,516
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,759 1,660a 1,759 2,003
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,713 1,391a 1,633 1,867
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 18,942a 18,671a 18,077a 16,882
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 12,462a 11,517a 11,077a 9,948
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,251 5,647a 5,839a 5,109
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,967 7,021 6,743 6,435
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,050 6,060 5,944 5,742
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,511a 1,531a 1,351 1,084
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,536 5,700 5,674 5,438
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 12,693a 11,824a 11,401a 10,250
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 24,539a 23,984 24,402 23,323
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 84,731a 83,415a 83,066a 84,958a 86,034a 85,017a 84,550a 83,514a 83,384a 81,859a 82,829a 80,846a 81,141a 78,299a 76,751a 74,736 73,167
Cigarettes 71,310a 69,853a 69,909a 70,832a 71,694a 70,718a 70,130a 69,261a 68,599a 67,126a 67,802a 66,256a 65,858a 61,848a 61,252a 58,408 57,443
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 12,527a 11,824a 11,705a 10,936
Cigars 25,928a 25,386a 25,974a 26,908a 26,857a 26,649a 26,282a 26,592a 26,061a 24,980a 25,647a 24,933a 23,734 24,382a 22,772 23,443 22,950
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 155,476a 154,540a 156,686a 161,626a 162,448a 162,975a 164,966a 168,135a 168,381a 170,422a 173,573a 173,966a 176,556a 175,847a 174,625a 178,736 179,278
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 194,056a 192,668a 196,623 197,337
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 182,263a 180,924a 185,553 185,914
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 170,546a 169,981a 171,067a 177,074a 177,691a 177,857a 179,943a 182,025a 183,323a 184,839a 187,830a 188,393a 191,273a 190,488a 189,189a 192,849 193,672
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.2B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17.8a 18.0a 19.0 19.4
Marijuana 11.0a 10.6a 10.6a 10.4a 10.3a 10.1a 10.4a 11.4a 11.6a 11.5a 12.1a 12.6a 13.2a 13.5a 13.9a 15.0a 15.9
Cocaine 2.5a 2.5a 2.4a 2.3a 2.5a 2.3a 2.1 1.9 1.8a 1.5a 1.8a 1.6a 1.7a 1.8a 1.9 2.2 2.0
Crack 0.7a 0.6a 0.5a 0.6a 0.6a 0.6a 0.4a 0.4a 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Heroin 0.2a 0.1a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.8a 1.8a 1.9 2.0
LSD 0.4a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.4a 0.4a 0.5a 0.6a 0.7a 0.8 0.8
PCP 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.1a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.6a 0.6 0.7
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.5a 0.6 0.7
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.1a 6.9a 6.6a 6.2
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.7a 4.3a 4.1a 3.6
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.0 2.1a 2.1a 1.9
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.6a 2.6a 2.5 2.4
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6a 0.6a 0.5 0.4
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.7a 4.4a 4.2a 3.7
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.2a 8.9 9.0a 8.5
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 36.0a 35.1a 34.5a 34.9a 35.0a 34.3a 33.8a 33.2a 32.9a 31.8a 31.9a 30.8a 30.6a 29.2a 28.5a 27.5 26.7
Cigarettes 30.3a 29.4a 29.1a 29.1a 29.1a 28.5a 28.1a 27.5a 27.0a 26.1a 26.1a 25.3a 24.8a 23.1a 22.7a 21.5 21.0
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.7a 4.4a 4.3a 4.0
Cigars 11.0a 10.7a 10.8a 11.1a 10.9a 10.8a 10.5a 10.6a 10.3a 9.7a 9.9a 9.5a 9.0a 9.1a 8.5 8.6 8.4
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 66.1 65.0 65.1 66.5 66.0 65.8 66.0 66.8a 66.4 66.2 66.7a 66.3 66.6a 65.7 64.8 65.7 65.5
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 72.5 71.5 72.3 72.1
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 68.1 67.2 68.2 67.9
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 72.5a 71.5 71.1 72.8a 72.2a 71.8a 72.0a 72.3a 72.3a 71.8a 72.2a 71.8a 72.1a 71.2 70.2 70.9 70.7
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.3A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 27,080a 28,564a 30,476a 31,918
Marijuana 14,584a 14,638a 14,576a 14,626a 14,849a 14,470a 15,269a 16,826a 17,409a 18,071a 18,855a 19,810a 22,188a 22,226a 23,981a 25,997a 27,667
Cocaine 2,020 2,281 2,021 2,397a 2,426a 2,077 1,865 1,642 1,472a 1,369a 1,650 1,549a 1,530a 1,876 1,874 2,167 1,949
Crack 567 604 467 682a 704a 611 363 497 378 228a 443 377 354 394 432 473 436
Heroin 166a 119a 166a 136a 339 161a 213a 193a 239 281 335 289 435 329 475 494 354
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,240a 1,390 1,438 1,630
LSD 112a 133a 141a 104a 130a 144a 157a 159a 155a 152a 184a 229a 287a 352 374 512 458
PCP 58 56 49 48 31 43 25 54 36 26 32 33 * 25 21 37 34
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 557 619 587 689
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 527 600 556 612
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 897 667a 774 1,001
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,365a 6,207a 5,956 5,424
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,775a 3,350a 3,239 2,852
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,653 1,735 1,841 1,670
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,185a 2,325a 1,955 1,799
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,874 1,953 1,727 1,634
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 446a 497a 352 243
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,963a 3,649a 3,549a 3,042
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9,273 9,118 9,159 8,855
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 71,499a 70,757a 70,257a 71,519a 72,878a 71,073a 70,955a 69,825a 69,663a 68,225a 69,497a 66,879a 66,899a 63,959a 63,429a 61,072a 58,775
Cigarettes 61,136a 60,434a 59,896a 60,532a 61,568a 60,183a 59,833a 58,723a 58,336a 56,819a 57,525a 55,778a 55,241a 51,952a 51,333a 48,692 46,956
Daily Cigarettes 38,738a 37,989a 37,343a 38,131a 38,331a 36,901a 36,788a 35,834a 34,718a 34,488a 34,936a 33,247a 32,471a 30,190a 29,701a 27,787 27,328
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8,991a 8,769a 8,575 7,972
Cigars 12,751 12,837 13,727a 13,640a 13,701a 13,300a 13,225a 13,345a 13,273a 12,865 13,417a 12,438 11,964 12,508 12,261 12,532 12,211
Pipe Tobacco 1,816 1,619a 1,835 2,190 2,315 2,044 1,885 2,104 2,155 2,137 2,530a 2,271 2,247 2,267 2,264 2,333 2,083
ALCOHOL 119,820a 118,965a 120,934a 126,028a 125,360a 126,865a 128,884a 130,642a 131,374a 133,385a 135,502a 136,868a 139,677 138,322 136,735a 140,588 139,835
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 66,690 65,327 66,636 67,059
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17,326 16,288 16,717 16,569
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 163,115 162,136a 165,240 164,826
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 144,798a 143,774a 147,809 147,492
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 143,405a 142,735a 143,284a 148,620a 149,363a 149,838a 151,353a 152,665a 154,385a 155,319a 158,533 159,092 161,787 160,163 158,699 161,747 160,996
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.3B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 10.1a 10.6a 11.2 11.7
Marijuana 6.2a 6.2a 6.1a 6.0a 6.0a 5.8a 6.1a 6.7a 6.9a 7.0a 7.3a 7.5a 8.4a 8.3a 8.9a 9.6a 10.1
Cocaine 0.9a 1.0a 0.8 1.0a 1.0a 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6a 0.5a 0.6 0.6 0.6a 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7
Crack 0.2a 0.3a 0.2 0.3a 0.3a 0.2a 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1a 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Heroin 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5a 0.5 0.5 0.6
LSD 0.0a 0.1a 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
PCP 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.3 0.2a 0.3 0.4
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.4a 2.3a 2.2 2.0
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.4a 1.2a 1.2 1.0
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.8a 0.9a 0.7 0.7
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.7a 0.6 0.6
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.5a 1.4a 1.3a 1.1
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.2
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 30.4a 29.8a 29.2a 29.4a 29.6a 28.7a 28.4a 27.7a 27.5a 26.5a 26.7a 25.5a 25.2a 23.9a 23.5a 22.4a 21.5
Cigarettes 26.0a 25.4a 24.9a 24.9a 25.0a 24.3a 24.0a 23.3a 23.0a 22.1a 22.1a 21.3a 20.8a 19.4a 19.1a 17.9a 17.2
Daily Cigarettes 16.5a 16.0a 15.5a 15.7a 15.6a 14.9a 14.7a 14.2a 13.7a 13.4a 13.4a 12.7a 12.2a 11.3a 11.0a 10.2 10.0
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.4a 3.3a 3.2a 2.9
Cigars 5.4a 5.4a 5.7a 5.6a 5.6a 5.4a 5.3a 5.3a 5.2a 5.0a 5.2a 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5
Pipe Tobacco 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9a 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0a 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8
ALCOHOL 51.0 50.1 50.3 51.8 51.0 51.2 51.6 51.9 51.8 51.8 52.1 52.2a 52.7a 51.7 50.7 51.7 51.1
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 24.9 24.2 24.5 24.5
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6.5a 6.0 6.1 6.1
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 60.9 60.2 60.7 60.2
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 54.1 53.4 54.3 53.9
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 61.0a 60.1a 59.6 61.1a 60.7a 60.5a 60.6a 60.6a 60.9a 60.3a 61.0a 60.6a 61.0a 59.8a 58.9 59.4 58.8
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.4A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,297a 5,737 5,963 5,952
Marijuana 5,104a 4,888a 4,788a 4,402a 4,400a 4,096a 4,138a 4,204a 4,157a 4,378a 4,232a 4,093a 4,091a 3,912 3,676 3,806 3,823
Cocaine 670a 648a 611a 582a 571a 544a 473a 405a 363a 337a 265a 215 222 208 212 169 173
Crack 163a 157a 125a 108a 129a 107a 80a 58a 60a 68a 34 23 35a 12 17 31 15
Heroin 94a 80a 78a 60a 60a 55a 67a 56a 46a 70a 59a 38a 36a 35a 32 32 16
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 760a 674a 700a 565
LSD 670a 397 313 288 219a 202a 271 249a 231a 229a 249a 221a 291 329 288 364 326
PCP 233a 204a 175a 182a 128a 105a 102a 99a 76a 76a 96a 46 60a 60a 38 46 30
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 357a 288a 257 209
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,271 2,065 2,144 2,125
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 71 69 86 70
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 9,113a 8,631a 8,249a 7,795a 7,565a 7,027a 6,821a 6,668a 6,112a 5,782a 5,354a 4,922a 4,591a 4,299a 3,817a 3,711a 3,328
Cigarettes 8,242a 7,752a 7,363a 6,781a 6,565a 5,987a 5,750a 5,498a 4,986a 4,773a 4,338a 3,903a 3,523a 3,293a 2,888a 2,682a 2,397
Daily Cigarettes 2,038a 1,850a 1,707a 1,470a 1,457a 1,349a 1,131a 1,172a 1,052a 957a 802a 679a 634a 490a 374 345 319
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,382a 1,162 1,239a 1,086
Cigars 4,033a 3,776a 3,743a 3,573a 3,479a 3,290a 3,119a 3,088a 2,693a 2,675a 2,389a 2,070a 1,985a 1,782a 1,530a 1,598a 1,325
Pipe Tobacco 687a 640a 700a 634a 643a 577a 573a 642a 540a 574a 619a 518a 554a 420 456a 418 343
ALCOHOL 10,747a 10,713a 10,596a 10,306a 10,270a 9,976a 9,614a 9,450a 8,622a 8,610a 8,067a 7,669a 7,375a 7,075a 6,715 6,765 6,551
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9,732a 9,243 9,355 9,221
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9,191a 8,676 8,897 8,777
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 12,665a 12,431a 12,182a 11,836a 11,667a 11,322a 10,919a 10,722a 9,924a 9,819a 9,138a 8,775a 8,428a 8,065a 7,653 7,599 7,385
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.4B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 12 to 17: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 25.3a 23.0 23.9 23.9
Marijuana 20.6a 19.6a 19.0a 17.4a 17.3a 16.2 16.6a 17.1a 17.1a 17.5a 17.0a 16.4a 16.4a 15.7 14.8 15.3 15.4
Cocaine 2.7a 2.6a 2.4a 2.3a 2.2a 2.2a 1.9a 1.6a 1.5a 1.3a 1.1a 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.7
Crack 0.7a 0.6a 0.5a 0.4a 0.5a 0.4a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.3a 0.1 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Heroin 0.4a 0.3a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.1a 2.7a 2.8a 2.3
LSD 2.7a 1.6 1.2 1.1 0.9a 0.8a 1.1 1.0a 0.9a 0.9a 1.0a 0.9a 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.3
PCP 0.9a 0.8a 0.7a 0.7a 0.5a 0.4a 0.4a 0.4a 0.3a 0.3a 0.4a 0.2 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.2 0.1
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.4a 1.2a 1.0 0.8
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.1 8.3 8.6 8.5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 36.8a 34.5a 32.7a 30.7a 29.8a 27.8a 27.4a 27.1a 25.1a 23.2a 21.5a 19.8a 18.5a 17.3a 15.3a 14.9a 13.4
Cigarettes 33.3a 31.0a 29.2a 26.7a 25.9a 23.7a 23.1a 22.3a 20.5a 19.1a 17.4a 15.7a 14.2a 13.2a 11.6a 10.8a 9.6
Daily Cigarettes 8.2a 7.4a 6.8a 5.8a 5.7a 5.3a 4.5a 4.8a 4.3a 3.8a 3.2a 2.7a 2.6a 2.0a 1.5 1.4 1.3
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.5a 4.7 5.0a 4.4
Cigars 16.3a 15.1a 14.8a 14.1a 13.7a 13.0a 12.5a 12.5a 11.1a 10.7a 9.6a 8.3a 8.0a 7.2a 6.1a 6.4a 5.3
Pipe Tobacco 2.8a 2.6a 2.8a 2.5a 2.5a 2.3a 2.3a 2.6a 2.2a 2.3a 2.5a 2.1a 2.2a 1.7 1.8a 1.7 1.4
ALCOHOL 43.4a 42.9a 42.0a 40.6a 40.4a 39.5a 38.6a 38.4a 35.4a 34.5a 32.4a 30.8a 29.6a 28.4a 27.0 27.1 26.3
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 39.1a 37.1 37.5 37.0
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 36.9a 34.8 35.7 35.3
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 51.2a 49.7a 48.3a 46.7a 45.9a 44.9a 43.9a 43.6a 40.8a 39.3a 36.6a 35.3a 33.9a 32.4a 30.7 30.5 29.7
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.5A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,346 3,941 4,069 4,151
Marijuana 3,905a 3,745a 3,656a 3,383a 3,355a 3,158 3,258 3,363a 3,414a 3,553a 3,363a 3,346a 3,262 3,137 2,982 3,094 3,110
Cocaine 508a 438a 411a 423a 411a 385a 306a 242a 239a 229a 180a 131 168 153 136 127 112
Crack 100a 95a 63a 54a 74a 65a 34a 29a 18a 29a 19 11 20a 5 11 16 4
Heroin 51a 36a 48a 37a 37a 24 41a 34a 28a 54a 31a 31a 28a 21 13 14 10
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 523a 456 512a 376
LSD 314a 149a 157 150 106a 126a 185 143a 136a 159 152 150a 214 251 204 259 204
PCP 110a 89a 72a 85a 59a 56a 61a 48a 35a 39a 48a 29 33 34 18 23 15
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 201a 177 174 130
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 684 554a 574 662
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 40 32 48 43
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,464a 1,317 1,232 1,196
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 969a 881a 767 695
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 491a 427 452 369
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 448 482 492 460
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 394 434 458 423
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 102 100 74 63
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 369 417 441 399
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 980a 891a 769 699
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,263a 1,965 1,945 1,901
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 5,839a 5,634a 5,562a 5,365a 5,295a 5,010a 4,747a 4,799a 4,419a 4,203a 3,801a 3,461a 3,161a 2,877a 2,607a 2,430a 2,072
Cigarettes 5,037a 4,737a 4,645a 4,387a 4,325a 3,973a 3,762a 3,724a 3,460a 3,287a 2,948a 2,561a 2,210a 2,021a 1,785a 1,567a 1,365
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 879a 752a 749a 625
Cigars 2,511a 2,487a 2,568a 2,485a 2,382a 2,373a 2,127a 2,218a 1,882a 1,939a 1,684a 1,424a 1,426a 1,271a 1,101a 1,136a 928
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 8,564a 8,563a 8,537a 8,454a 8,375a 8,042a 7,727a 7,516a 6,982a 6,940a 6,555a 6,133a 5,979a 5,652a 5,385 5,466 5,191
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7,446a 7,140 7,239 7,020
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7,054a 6,681 6,884 6,691
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 9,883a 9,805a 9,729a 9,608a 9,486a 9,127a 8,735a 8,609a 8,062a 7,937a 7,399a 7,026a 6,765a 6,353a 6,111a 6,086a 5,777
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.5B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 17: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17.5 15.8 16.3 16.7
Marijuana 15.8a 15.0a 14.5a 13.3 13.2 12.5 13.1 13.7a 14.0a 14.2a 13.5a 13.4a 13.1 12.6 12.0 12.4 12.5
Cocaine 2.1a 1.8a 1.6a 1.7a 1.6a 1.5a 1.2a 1.0a 1.0a 0.9a 0.7a 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
Crack 0.4a 0.4a 0.3a 0.2a 0.3a 0.3a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.0 0.1a 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Heroin 0.2a 0.1a 0.2a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.2a 0.1a 0.1a 0.2a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.1a 1.8 2.1a 1.5
LSD 1.3a 0.6a 0.6 0.6a 0.4a 0.5a 0.7 0.6a 0.6a 0.6 0.6 0.6a 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8
PCP 0.4a 0.4a 0.3a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.8a 0.7 0.7 0.5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.7 2.2a 2.3 2.7
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.9a 5.3 4.9 4.8
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.9a 3.5a 3.1 2.8
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.0a 1.7 1.8 1.5
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.9a 3.6a 3.1 2.8
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.1a 7.9 7.8 7.6
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 23.6a 22.5a 22.1a 21.2a 20.9a 19.8a 19.1a 19.5a 18.1a 16.8a 15.2a 13.9a 12.7a 11.6a 10.5a 9.7a 8.3
Cigarettes 20.3a 19.0a 18.4a 17.3a 17.0a 15.7a 15.1a 15.1a 14.2a 13.2a 11.8a 10.3a 8.9a 8.1a 7.2a 6.3a 5.5
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.5a 3.0a 3.0a 2.5
Cigars 10.1a 10.0a 10.2a 9.8a 9.4a 9.4a 8.5a 9.0a 7.7a 7.8a 6.8a 5.7a 5.7a 5.1a 4.4a 4.6a 3.7
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 34.6a 34.3a 33.9a 33.3a 33.0a 31.9a 31.0a 30.5a 28.7a 27.8a 26.3a 24.6a 24.0a 22.7a 21.6 21.9 20.8
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 29.9a 28.7 29.0 28.2
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 28.3a 26.8 27.6 26.9
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 39.9a 39.2a 38.6a 37.9a 37.4a 36.2a 35.1a 35.0a 33.1a 31.8a 29.7a 28.2a 27.2a 25.5a 24.5a 24.4 23.2
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.6A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,193a 1,959 1,966 2,000
Marijuana 2,023a 1,971a 1,909a 1,730 1,695 1,693 1,668 1,813 1,802 1,967a 1,800 1,762 1,830 1,752 1,609 1,613 1,658
Cocaine 146a 153a 126a 142a 110a 104a 98a 70a 60a 67a 30a 43a 39a 53a 28 26 12
Crack 26 32 16 25 12 16 7 8 4 3 * 3 8 1 3 * *
Heroin 11 18 15 15 16 3 14 13 8 15 * 13 16 5 3 2 8
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 121 114 143 139
LSD 61 51 38 32 31 30 52 35 46 34 26a 51 65 53 42 53 55
PCP 23a 20a 11 17a 12 9 15a 12 6 4 5 7 3 9 5 5 4
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 33 29 41 53
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 175 149 153 184
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13 9 16 17
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 492a 389a 364 312
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 276a 239a 214 161
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 117 92 123 120
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 175a 138a 140a 88
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 162a 121 128a 81
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 21 23 19 9
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 277a 241a 215 169
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 750a 601 610 584
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 3,767a 3,610a 3,635a 3,324a 3,282a 3,141a 2,870a 2,894a 2,612a 2,490a 2,152a 1,951a 1,742a 1,492a 1,324a 1,216a 1,052
Cigarettes 3,209a 3,044a 2,998a 2,733a 2,642a 2,495a 2,282a 2,216a 2,040a 1,939a 1,634a 1,397a 1,213a 1,039a 855a 787a 672
Daily Cigarettes 1,021a 904a 828a 704a 701a 659a 510a 511a 459a 440a 360a 271a 292a 208a 129 96 99
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 367a 352a 335 278
Cigars 1,117a 1,115a 1,201a 1,064a 1,049a 1,073a 951a 990a 788a 858a 645a 576a 521a 517a 448 479 411
Pipe Tobacco 137a 160a 178a 158a 168a 181a 178a 231a 155a 182a 165a 160a 179a 84 123a 112 72
ALCOHOL 4,365a 4,425a 4,436a 4,191a 4,228a 4,040a 3,671a 3,649a 3,319a 3,326a 3,217a 2,877a 2,872a 2,392 2,289 2,465a 2,233
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,441a 1,214 1,310 1,168
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 221a 191a 174 131
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,891a 3,662 3,762 3,542
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,534a 3,282 3,442 3,285
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 5,950a 5,903a 5,894a 5,589a 5,540a 5,324a 4,892a 4,842a 4,436a 4,363a 4,102a 3,756a 3,642a 3,083a 2,942 3,003a 2,739
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.6B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8.8a 7.9 7.9 8.0
Marijuana 8.2a 7.9a 7.6a 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7 7.4a 7.4a 7.9a 7.2 7.1 7.4 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.7
Cocaine 0.6a 0.6a 0.5a 0.6a 0.4a 0.4a 0.4a 0.3a 0.2a 0.3a 0.1a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1 0.0
Crack 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * *
Heroin 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 * 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
LSD 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1a 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
PCP 0.1a 0.1a 0.0 0.1a 0.0 0.0 0.1a 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.0a 1.6a 1.5 1.3
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.1a 1.0a 0.9 0.6
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7a 0.6a 0.6a 0.4
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7a 0.5 0.5a 0.3
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.1a 1.0a 0.9 0.7
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.0a 2.4 2.4 2.3
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 15.2a 14.4a 14.4a 13.1a 12.9a 12.4a 11.5a 11.8a 10.7a 10.0a 8.6a 7.8a 7.0a 6.0a 5.3a 4.9a 4.2
Cigarettes 13.0a 12.2a 11.9a 10.8a 10.4a 9.9a 9.2a 9.0a 8.4a 7.8a 6.6a 5.6a 4.9a 4.2a 3.4a 3.2a 2.7
Daily Cigarettes 4.1a 3.6a 3.3a 2.8a 2.8a 2.6a 2.0a 2.1a 1.9a 1.8a 1.4a 1.1a 1.2a 0.8a 0.5 0.4 0.4
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.5a 1.4a 1.3 1.1
Cigars 4.5a 4.5a 4.8a 4.2a 4.1a 4.3a 3.8a 4.0a 3.2a 3.4a 2.6a 2.3a 2.1a 2.1a 1.8 1.9 1.7
Pipe Tobacco 0.6a 0.6a 0.7a 0.6a 0.7a 0.7a 0.7a 0.9a 0.6a 0.7a 0.7a 0.6a 0.7a 0.3 0.5a 0.4 0.3
ALCOHOL 17.6a 17.7a 17.6a 16.5a 16.7a 16.0a 14.7a 14.8a 13.6a 13.3a 12.9a 11.6a 11.5a 9.6 9.2 9.9a 9.0
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.8a 4.9 5.3 4.7
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.9a 0.8a 0.7 0.5
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 15.6a 14.7 15.1 14.2
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 14.2a 13.2 13.8 13.2
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 24.0a 23.6a 23.4a 22.0a 21.8a 21.1a 19.7a 19.7a 18.2a 17.5a 16.5a 15.1a 14.6a 12.4a 11.8 12.0a 11.0
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.7A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 18 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 124,313a 124,891a 128,741 128,840
Marijuana 89,842a 91,723a 91,984a 93,143a 93,393a 96,641a 98,720a 100,747a 102,456a 103,464a 107,007a 110,619a 113,121a 113,952a 114,847a 119,137 120,112
Cocaine 33,239a 34,243a 33,542a 33,090a 34,732a 35,402a 36,443a 36,337a 36,998a 36,584a 37,423a 37,419a 38,978 38,535 38,668 40,381 40,021
Crack 8,239a 7,792a 7,715a 7,820a 8,430 8,509 8,374 8,332 9,148 8,146a 8,981 8,847 9,389 9,022 8,759 9,569 9,163
Heroin 3,574a 3,664a 3,067a 3,475a 3,728a 3,751a 3,729a 3,623a 4,097a 4,093a 4,505 4,774 4,777 5,064 4,950 5,262 5,093
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 40,155a 40,816a 41,372 42,690
LSD 23,845a 24,027a 23,085a 22,145a 23,146a 22,518a 23,333a 23,464a 23,143a 22,771a 23,487a 24,549a 24,744a 24,994a 25,573 25,705 27,013
PCP 7,185a 6,903a 6,587 6,421 6,505 6,073 6,554 6,173 6,179 6,027 6,456 6,416 6,328 6,262 6,412 6,053 6,055
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17,971a 18,171a 18,915 19,740
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 23,494 22,339 23,043 22,658
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 14,440 14,464 14,636 14,822
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 162,725a 164,212 163,579 164,422 166,339 165,393 167,179 167,437a 168,297a 168,108a 168,300a 170,337a 170,825a 166,821 165,611 166,784 164,981
Cigarettes 154,311a 155,488a 154,479a 155,082a 156,386a 155,844a 156,887a 157,110a 157,953a 157,025a 156,718a 158,236a 158,266a 153,202a 151,800 152,764a 150,083
Daily Cigarettes 93,183a 92,908a 91,702a 92,001a 93,061a 93,191a 93,191a 90,919a 92,158a 89,878a 92,569a 91,747a 91,139a 88,748a 87,641a 85,214 83,533
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 42,166 42,119 42,647 41,513
Cigars 84,020 84,320 83,666 84,687 85,181 85,231 86,645 87,372 86,067 85,830 86,206 87,047 87,282 85,950 83,809 84,766 85,187
Pipe Tobacco 39,316a 39,424a 38,799a 37,829a 37,706a 34,950a 36,049a 34,578a 33,840 33,958 33,984 33,655 33,141 33,073 32,637 32,646 32,434
ALCOHOL 184,705a 186,820a 187,624a 191,361a 193,139a 193,976a 195,805a 199,084a 200,642a 203,137a 205,946a 206,125a 210,390a 209,764a 209,437a 213,297 214,668
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 219,260a 218,984a 222,849 223,722
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 213,053a 212,983a 216,865 217,893
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 193,321a 194,996a 196,497a 199,731a 202,039a 202,302a 204,559a 206,795a 209,122a 210,883a 213,749a 215,469a 218,208a 217,661a 217,428a 221,274 222,228
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.7B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 18 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 51.2 51.1 52.1 51.8
Marijuana 42.7a 43.1a 42.7a 42.8a 42.3a 43.4a 43.9a 44.3a 44.7a 44.5a 45.5a 46.6a 47.1a 46.9a 47.0a 48.2 48.3
Cocaine 15.8 16.1 15.6 15.2a 15.7 15.9 16.2 16.0 16.1 15.7 15.9 15.8 16.2 15.9 15.8 16.3 16.1
Crack 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.7
Heroin 1.7a 1.7a 1.4a 1.6a 1.7a 1.7a 1.7a 1.6a 1.8 1.8a 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 16.5 16.7 16.7 17.2
LSD 11.3 11.3 10.7 10.2a 10.5 10.1a 10.4 10.3 10.1a 9.8a 10.0a 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.9
PCP 3.4a 3.2a 3.1a 2.9a 2.9a 2.7 2.9a 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.4
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.4a 7.4a 7.7 7.9
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.7a 9.1 9.3 9.1
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 77.3a 77.2a 76.0a 75.5a 75.4a 74.3a 74.3a 73.7a 73.4a 72.3a 71.6a 71.7a 71.1a 68.7a 67.7a 67.5a 66.3
Cigarettes 73.3a 73.1a 71.8a 71.2a 70.9a 70.0a 69.8a 69.1a 68.9a 67.5a 66.7a 66.6a 65.9a 63.1a 62.1a 61.8a 60.3
Daily Cigarettes 44.3a 43.7a 42.6a 42.2a 42.2a 41.9a 41.4a 40.0a 40.2a 38.6a 39.4a 38.6a 37.9a 36.6a 35.8a 34.5a 33.6
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17.4 17.2 17.3 16.7
Cigars 39.9a 39.6a 38.9a 38.9a 38.6a 38.3a 38.5a 38.5a 37.5a 36.9a 36.7a 36.7a 36.3a 35.4a 34.3 34.3 34.2
Pipe Tobacco 18.7a 18.5a 18.0a 17.4a 17.1a 15.7a 16.0a 15.2a 14.8a 14.6a 14.5a 14.2a 13.8a 13.6 13.3 13.2 13.0
ALCOHOL 87.8a 87.8a 87.1a 87.8a 87.5a 87.1a 87.1a 87.6a 87.5a 87.3a 87.6a 86.8 87.6a 86.4 85.6 86.3 86.3
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 90.3 89.6 90.2 89.9
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 87.7 87.1 87.7 87.6
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 91.9a 91.7a 91.3a 91.7a 91.6a 90.9a 90.9a 91.0a 91.2a 90.7a 90.9a 90.7a 90.8a 89.6 88.9 89.5 89.3
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.8A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 18 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 43,384a 44,559a 47,726 49,031
Marijuana 21,850a 21,486a 21,796a 21,991a 22,077a 21,978a 22,633a 25,325a 25,887a 26,186a 28,150a 29,606a 31,862a 32,906a 34,588a 37,841a 40,377
Cocaine 5,394 5,470 5,247 5,099 5,663 5,362 4,977 4,564a 4,294a 3,628a 4,491a 4,051a 4,385a 4,675a 4,936 5,816 5,418
Crack 1,454a 1,310a 1,241a 1,327a 1,404a 1,387a 1,079a 979 866 597 902 621 754 828 871 913 753
Heroin 353a 278a 350a 343a 524a 349a 415a 547a 593 566 638 650 885 807 934 872 798
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,169a 4,447a 4,613a 5,219
LSD 684a 409a 434a 413a 561a 495a 623a 647a 746a 721a 905a 962a 1,075a 1,284a 1,692a 1,984 2,115
PCP 126a 130a 138a 79 129 83 37 77 61 80 124 61 57 86 85 73 56
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,359 2,308 2,313 2,386
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,076a 1,106 1,185 1,341
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,673 1,360a 1,585 1,824
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17,478a 17,354a 16,844a 15,686
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 11,492a 10,635a 10,310a 9,253
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,760 5,220 5,386a 4,739
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,519 6,539 6,251 5,975
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,656 5,626 5,485 5,319
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,409a 1,431a 1,278 1,021
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,167 5,283 5,233 5,039
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 11,712a 10,933a 10,632a 9,551
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 22,276 22,019 22,458 21,422
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 78,892a 77,781a 77,504a 79,593a 80,739a 80,008a 79,803a 78,716a 78,965a 77,656a 79,029a 77,385a 77,979a 75,422a 74,145a 72,306 71,095
Cigarettes 66,273a 65,116a 65,264a 66,446a 67,368a 66,745a 66,368a 65,537a 65,139a 63,839a 64,854a 63,695a 63,648a 59,827a 59,466a 56,841 56,078
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 11,648a 11,071 10,956 10,310
Cigars 23,417a 22,898 23,405a 24,423a 24,475a 24,276a 24,155a 24,374a 24,179a 23,040 23,964a 23,509a 22,309 23,111 21,671 22,307 22,023
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 146,912a 145,978a 148,149a 153,172a 154,073a 154,933a 157,239a 160,620a 161,399a 163,482a 167,018a 167,833a 170,577a 170,195a 169,240a 173,270 174,087
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 186,610a 185,528a 189,384 190,317
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 175,209a 174,243a 178,669 179,223
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 160,664a 160,175a 161,339a 167,466a 168,206a 168,730a 171,208a 173,417a 175,261a 176,903a 180,430a 181,367a 184,508a 184,135a 183,079a 186,763 187,895
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.8B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 18 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17.9a 18.2a 19.3 19.7
Marijuana 10.4a 10.1a 10.1a 10.1a 10.0a 9.9a 10.1a 11.1a 11.3a 11.3a 12.0a 12.5a 13.3a 13.6a 14.1a 15.3a 16.2
Cocaine 2.6a 2.6a 2.4a 2.3 2.6a 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9a 1.6a 1.9a 1.7a 1.8a 1.9a 2.0 2.4 2.2
Crack 0.7a 0.6a 0.6a 0.6a 0.6a 0.6a 0.5a 0.4a 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
Heroin 0.2a 0.1a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.7a 1.8a 1.9a 2.1
LSD 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.3a 0.2a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.4a 0.4a 0.4a 0.5a 0.7a 0.8 0.9
PCP 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.0 0.1a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.6a 0.6 0.7
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.2a 7.1a 6.8a 6.3
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.7a 4.3a 4.2a 3.7
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.0 2.1a 2.2a 1.9
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.7a 2.7a 2.5 2.4
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6a 0.6a 0.5 0.4
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.0
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.8a 4.5a 4.3a 3.8
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.2a 9.0 9.1a 8.6
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 37.5a 36.6a 36.0a 36.5a 36.6a 35.9a 35.5a 34.6a 34.4a 33.4a 33.6a 32.6a 32.5a 31.1a 30.3a 29.3 28.6
Cigarettes 31.5a 30.6a 30.3a 30.5a 30.5a 30.0a 29.5a 28.8a 28.4a 27.4a 27.6a 26.8a 26.5a 24.6a 24.3a 23.0 22.5
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.8a 4.5a 4.4 4.1
Cigars 11.1a 10.8a 10.9a 11.2a 11.1a 10.9a 10.7a 10.7a 10.5a 9.9a 10.2a 9.9a 9.3 9.5a 8.9 9.0 8.8
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 69.8 68.6a 68.8a 70.3 69.8 69.6 69.9 70.7 70.4 70.3 71.0a 70.7 71.0a 70.1 69.2 70.1 70.0
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 76.9 75.9 76.6 76.5
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 72.2 71.3 72.3 72.0
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 76.4 75.3 74.9 76.9a 76.2 75.8 76.1 76.3 76.4 76.0 76.7a 76.4 76.8a 75.8 74.9 75.6 75.5
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.9A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 24,887a 26,605a 28,510 29,917
Marijuana 12,561a 12,667a 12,667a 12,896a 13,154a 12,777a 13,601a 15,013a 15,607a 16,103a 17,055a 18,048a 20,357a 20,474a 22,373a 24,383a 26,009
Cocaine 1,874 2,128 1,895 2,255 2,316 1,972 1,767 1,572a 1,412a 1,302a 1,620 1,505a 1,491a 1,822 1,847 2,141 1,938
Crack 541 572 451 657 691a 595 356 489 375 225a 443 375 347 393 429 472 436
Heroin 155a 101a 151a 121a 323 157a 200a 180a 231 267 335 277 419 325 471 492 347
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,118a 1,276 1,295 1,491
LSD 51a 82a 103a 72a 99a 114a 105a 124a 109a 118a 158a 177a 222a 299 332 459 403
PCP 35 35 37 31 19 34 * 42 30 22 27 26 * 17 17 32 30
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 524 590 547 636
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 352 451 403 428
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 885 658a 758 984
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,873a 5,818a 5,592 5,112
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,499a 3,111 3,024 2,691
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,536 1,643 1,718 1,550
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,010 2,187a 1,815 1,711
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,712 1,832 1,599 1,553
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 425a 474a 333 234
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,686a 3,408a 3,333 2,874
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8,523 8,517 8,550 8,271
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 67,732a 67,147a 66,622a 68,195a 69,596a 67,932a 68,085a 66,932a 67,051a 65,735a 67,345a 64,928a 65,157a 62,467a 62,105a 59,856a 57,723
Cigarettes 57,928a 57,391a 56,897a 57,799a 58,926a 57,688a 57,551a 56,507a 56,295a 54,880a 55,890a 54,381a 54,028a 50,912a 50,478a 47,905 46,284
Daily Cigarettes 37,717a 37,085a 36,516a 37,428a 37,631a 36,242a 36,278a 35,323a 34,259a 34,049a 34,577a 32,976a 32,179a 29,982a 29,573a 27,691 27,229
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8,625a 8,416a 8,239 7,694
Cigars 11,634 11,722 12,526 12,576 12,652 12,227 12,274 12,355 12,485 12,007 12,772 11,862 11,443 11,991 11,813 12,053 11,800
Pipe Tobacco 1,679 1,458a 1,657 2,032 2,147 1,863 1,707 1,873 2,000 1,955 2,365 2,111 2,067 2,183 2,141 2,221 2,012
ALCOHOL 115,455a 114,539a 116,498a 121,837a 121,133a 122,825a 125,213a 126,994a 128,055a 130,059a 132,285a 133,991a 136,804 135,929 134,446a 138,123 137,602
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 65,249 64,113 65,326 65,891
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17,105 16,098 16,543 16,437
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 159,224 158,474a 161,478 161,284
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 141,264a 140,492a 144,367 144,208
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 137,456a 136,833a 137,390a 143,031a 143,823a 144,514a 146,460a 147,823a 149,948a 150,956a 154,431a 155,336a 158,145 157,080 155,758a 158,743 158,257
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.9B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 10.2a 10.9a 11.5 12.0
Marijuana 6.0a 6.0a 5.9a 5.9a 6.0a 5.7a 6.0a 6.6a 6.8a 6.9a 7.3a 7.6a 8.5a 8.4a 9.1a 9.9a 10.5
Cocaine 0.9 1.0a 0.9 1.0a 1.0a 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6a 0.6a 0.7 0.6 0.6a 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8
Crack 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1a 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Heroin 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5a 0.5 0.5 0.6
LSD 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
PCP 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.3a 0.3 0.4
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.4a 2.4a 2.3 2.1
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.4a 1.3a 1.2 1.1
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.8a 0.9a 0.7 0.7
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.5a 1.4a 1.3a 1.2
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 32.2a 31.6a 30.9a 31.3a 31.5a 30.5a 30.3a 29.5a 29.2a 28.3a 28.6a 27.3a 27.1a 25.7a 25.4a 24.2a 23.2
Cigarettes 27.5a 27.0a 26.4a 26.5a 26.7a 25.9a 25.6a 24.9a 24.6a 23.6a 23.8a 22.9a 22.5a 21.0a 20.6a 19.4a 18.6
Daily Cigarettes 17.9a 17.4a 17.0a 17.2a 17.1a 16.3a 16.1a 15.5a 14.9a 14.6a 14.7a 13.9a 13.4a 12.3a 12.1a 11.2 10.9
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.6a 3.4a 3.3 3.1
Cigars 5.5a 5.5a 5.8a 5.8a 5.7a 5.5a 5.5a 5.4a 5.4a 5.2a 5.4a 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.7
Pipe Tobacco 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0a 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8
ALCOHOL 54.9 53.9a 54.1a 55.9 54.9 55.2 55.7 55.9 55.9 55.9 56.3 56.4 56.9a 56.0 55.0 55.9 55.3
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 26.9 26.2 26.4 26.5
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.0 6.6 6.7 6.6
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 65.6 64.8 65.3 64.8
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 58.2 57.5 58.4 57.9
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 65.3a 64.3 63.8 65.7a 65.2a 64.9a 65.1a 65.1a 65.4a 64.9a 65.7a 65.4a 65.8a 64.7a 63.7 64.2 63.6
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.10A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 20,083a 19,469a 19,549a 18,922
Marijuana 16,680a 17,103 16,983a 17,032 17,180 16,652a 16,718a 17,677 17,529 17,796 18,052a 18,051a 18,390a 18,392a 17,897 18,087a 17,512
Cocaine 4,786a 4,755a 4,893a 4,905a 5,139a 4,925a 4,772a 4,997a 4,568a 4,253a 4,267a 4,041 3,881 4,074 3,901 4,125 3,872
Crack 1,182a 1,193a 1,135a 1,145a 1,176a 985a 916a 965a 886a 714a 654a 563a 546a 531a 387 436 340
Heroin 487 516 529 496 514 498 467 587a 614a 594a 664a 619a 683a 616a 539 602a 459
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,486a 5,940 5,859 5,597
LSD 4,928a 4,450a 3,900a 3,417 2,933a 2,381a 2,167a 2,326a 2,194a 2,054a 2,056a 2,246a 2,451a 2,691a 2,884a 3,125 3,338
PCP 834a 948a 737a 716a 641a 540a 523a 480a 447a 351a 345a 326a 305a 267 235 261 215
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,561a 4,018a 4,105a 3,586
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,463a 3,387a 3,242 3,053
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,135a 836 1,024a 867
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 23,426a 23,723a 23,658a 23,496a 23,525a 23,016a 23,151a 23,383a 23,437a 23,304a 22,926a 22,650a 22,290a 21,524a 20,490a 19,866a 18,704
Cigarettes 22,099a 22,267a 22,118a 21,879a 21,808a 21,206a 21,201a 21,420a 21,224a 20,929a 20,593a 20,141a 19,608a 18,596a 17,467a 16,988a 15,609
Daily Cigarettes 11,508a 11,423a 11,213a 11,069a 10,717a 10,198a 9,944a 9,920a 9,532a 9,324a 9,037a 8,669a 8,332a 7,893a 6,860a 6,268a 5,610
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,842a 6,284a 6,160a 5,688
Cigars 14,148a 14,327a 14,213a 14,036a 14,132a 13,887a 13,792a 14,132a 13,988a 13,540a 13,490a 13,379a 13,170a 12,659a 12,081a 11,466 11,104
Pipe Tobacco 2,495a 2,441a 2,661 2,693 2,613 2,587 2,801 2,911 3,277a 3,331a 3,421a 3,597a 3,475a 3,437a 3,199a 3,044 2,818
ALCOHOL 26,889 27,622a 27,752a 27,836a 28,309a 27,885a 28,191a 28,804a 29,189a 28,901a 29,195a 29,148a 29,126a 28,753a 28,111a 27,805a 27,110
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 30,560a 29,777a 29,482a 28,826
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 29,702a 29,005a 28,692a 28,095
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 27,936 28,676a 28,877a 28,986a 29,326a 28,946a 29,385a 29,833a 30,237a 30,115a 30,359a 30,251a 30,250a 29,990a 29,305a 28,963a 28,244
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.10B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 57.5a 56.3 57.0 55.6
Marijuana 53.8a 53.9a 52.8 52.4 52.5 50.9 50.8 52.6 51.4 51.9 52.2 51.9 52.6 52.7 51.8 52.7 51.5
Cocaine 15.4a 15.0a 15.2a 15.1a 15.7a 15.0a 14.5a 14.9a 13.4a 12.4a 12.3a 11.6 11.1 11.7 11.3 12.0 11.4
Crack 3.8a 3.8a 3.5a 3.5a 3.6a 3.0a 2.8a 2.9a 2.6a 2.1a 1.9a 1.6a 1.6a 1.5a 1.1 1.3 1.0
Heroin 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.7a 1.8a 1.7a 1.9a 1.8a 2.0a 1.8a 1.6 1.8a 1.3
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 18.6a 17.2 17.1 16.4
LSD 15.9a 14.0a 12.1a 10.5 9.0a 7.3a 6.6a 6.9a 6.4a 6.0a 5.9a 6.5a 7.0a 7.7a 8.3a 9.1 9.8
PCP 2.7a 3.0a 2.3a 2.2a 2.0a 1.6a 1.6a 1.4a 1.3a 1.0a 1.0a 0.9a 0.9a 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13.1a 11.6a 12.0a 10.5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.9a 9.8a 9.5 9.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.3a 2.4 3.0 2.5
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 75.5a 74.8a 73.5a 72.3a 71.9a 70.3a 70.3a 69.6a 68.8a 67.9a 66.3a 65.1a 63.8a 61.7a 59.3a 57.9a 55.0
Cigarettes 71.2a 70.2a 68.7a 67.3a 66.6a 64.8a 64.4a 63.8a 62.3a 61.0a 59.5a 57.9a 56.1a 53.3a 50.5a 49.5a 45.9
Daily Cigarettes 37.1a 36.0a 34.8a 34.1a 32.7a 31.2a 30.2a 29.5a 28.0a 27.2a 26.1a 24.9a 23.8a 22.6a 19.8a 18.3a 16.5
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 19.6a 18.2a 18.0a 16.7
Cigars 45.6a 45.2a 44.1a 43.2a 43.2a 42.4a 41.9a 42.1a 41.1a 39.5a 39.0a 38.5a 37.7a 36.3a 34.9a 33.4 32.6
Pipe Tobacco 8.0 7.7 8.3 8.3 8.0 7.9 8.5 8.7 9.6a 9.7a 9.9a 10.3a 9.9a 9.8a 9.3a 8.9 8.3
ALCOHOL 86.7a 87.1a 86.2a 85.7a 86.5a 85.2a 85.6a 85.8a 85.7a 84.3a 84.4a 83.8a 83.4a 82.4a 81.3a 81.1a 79.7
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 87.5a 86.1a 85.9a 84.7
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 85.1a 83.9a 83.6a 82.5
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 90.0a 90.4a 89.7a 89.2a 89.6a 88.4a 89.2a 88.8a 88.7a 87.8a 87.8a 87.0a 86.6a 85.9a 84.8a 84.4a 83.0
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.11A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13,102 13,034 13,522 13,168
Marijuana 9,238a 9,044a 8,963a 9,111a 9,188a 9,008a 9,154a 10,343a 10,215a 10,554a 10,887a 11,000a 11,154a 11,246a 11,401 11,956 11,829
Cocaine 2,087 2,098 2,134 2,247a 2,263a 2,087 1,844 1,790 1,593a 1,563a 1,600a 1,543a 1,604a 1,876 1,919 2,128 1,967
Crack 266a 275a 263a 328a 293a 249a 217a 172a 180a 107 140a 95 127 109 90 108 87
Heroin 122 96a 118 159 147 142 149 183 211 230a 272a 244a 268a 217 227 214 157
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,453 2,388 2,406 2,332
LSD 553a 336a 317a 322a 380a 375a 507a 523a 549a 586a 622a 708a 800a 979a 1,161 1,310 1,187
PCP 95a 117a 100a 57a 76a 57a 30a 35a 37a 63a 57a 26 36a 32 15 27 10
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,422a 1,223 1,209 1,063
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 487 485 562 495
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 329 265 375a 273
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,330a 5,026a 4,956a 4,202
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,979a 2,454a 2,460a 1,858
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,537a 2,578a 2,545a 2,216
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,988a 1,987a 1,949a 1,658
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,874a 1,844a 1,880a 1,566
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 265a 256 199 194
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,799a 1,794a 1,830a 1,526
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,029a 2,516a 2,494a 1,895
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7,036a 6,649a 6,657a 6,006
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 17,028a 17,073a 17,481a 17,637a 17,695a 17,156a 17,248a 17,601a 17,484a 17,159a 16,891a 16,597a 16,083a 15,301a 14,014a 13,661a 12,488
Cigarettes 15,214a 15,113a 15,290a 15,348a 15,403a 14,787a 14,865a 15,212a 14,733a 14,516a 14,195a 13,750a 13,157a 12,215a 10,956a 10,645a 9,501
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,156a 2,772a 2,653a 2,402
Cigars 7,034a 7,196a 7,724a 7,856a 7,931a 7,756a 7,601a 7,904a 7,735a 7,568a 7,521a 7,214a 6,975a 6,798a 6,217a 6,140 5,818
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 24,153a 24,778 25,127 25,303a 25,815a 25,497a 25,691a 26,437a 26,783a 26,429a 26,778a 26,707a 26,713a 26,355a 25,720a 25,382a 24,866
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 28,438a 27,609a 27,403a 26,721
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 27,280a 26,630a 26,428a 25,889
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 25,571a 26,254 26,657a 26,824a 27,232a 26,975a 27,261a 27,850a 28,306a 28,118a 28,307a 28,266a 28,229a 27,926a 27,181a 26,839a 26,107
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.11B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 37.5 37.7 39.4 38.7
Marijuana 29.8a 28.5a 27.8a 28.0a 28.1a 27.5a 27.8a 30.8a 30.0a 30.8a 31.5a 31.6a 31.9a 32.2a 33.0a 34.9 34.8
Cocaine 6.7a 6.6a 6.6a 6.9a 6.9a 6.4 5.6 5.3 4.7a 4.6a 4.6a 4.4a 4.6a 5.4 5.6 6.2 5.8
Crack 0.9a 0.9a 0.8a 1.0a 0.9a 0.8a 0.7a 0.5a 0.5a 0.3 0.4a 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Heroin 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7a 0.8a 0.7a 0.8a 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.9
LSD 1.8a 1.1a 1.0a 1.0a 1.2a 1.1a 1.5a 1.6a 1.6a 1.7a 1.8a 2.0a 2.3a 2.8a 3.4 3.8 3.5
PCP 0.3a 0.4a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.1a 3.5 3.5 3.1
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.8
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 15.3a 14.5a 14.4a 12.3
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8.5a 7.1a 7.2a 5.5
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.3 7.5a 7.4a 6.5
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.7a 5.7a 5.7a 4.9
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.4a 5.3a 5.5a 4.6
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.2a 5.2a 5.3a 4.5
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8.7a 7.3a 7.3a 5.6
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 20.2a 19.2a 19.4a 17.6
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 54.9a 53.8a 54.3a 54.3a 54.0a 52.4a 52.4a 52.4a 51.3a 50.0a 48.8a 47.7a 46.0a 43.8a 40.5a 39.8a 36.7
Cigarettes 49.0a 47.6a 47.5a 47.2a 47.0a 45.2a 45.1a 45.3a 43.2a 42.3a 41.0a 39.5a 37.7a 35.0a 31.7a 31.0a 27.9
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.0a 8.0a 7.7 7.1
Cigars 22.7a 22.7a 24.0a 24.2a 24.2a 23.7a 23.1a 23.5a 22.7a 22.1a 21.7a 20.7a 20.0a 19.5a 18.0 17.9 17.1
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 77.9a 78.1a 78.0a 77.9a 78.8a 77.9a 78.0a 78.7a 78.6a 77.0a 77.4a 76.8a 76.5a 75.5a 74.4a 74.0 73.1
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 81.5a 79.9a 79.9a 78.5
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 78.2a 77.0 77.0 76.1
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 82.4a 82.7a 82.8a 82.6a 83.2a 82.4a 82.8a 82.9a 83.1a 82.0a 81.8a 81.3a 80.8a 80.0a 78.6a 78.2a 76.7
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.12A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7,797 8,012 8,302 8,130
Marijuana 5,376a 5,400a 5,196a 5,388a 5,337a 5,392a 5,459a 6,128a 6,313a 6,526a 6,485a 6,636a 6,836a 6,921a 7,184 7,591 7,528
Cocaine 631 696a 692a 832a 730a 572 515 466 503 464 398a 398a 473 580 552 665a 524
Crack 52 55 80a 104a 72a 56a 54 40 72a 20 38 36 29 39 15 24 28
Heroin 39 25a 43 59 55 49 76 67 90 107 138a 92 82 88 88 102 61
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 636 668 594 580
LSD 36a 67a 83a 60a 58a 69a 98a 97a 105a 92a 118a 105a 118a 219 209 283 237
PCP 15 30 17 11 14 15 4 5 6 12 12 4 5 2 * * *
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 307 303 245 245
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 126 121 168 128
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 128 65 151a 90
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,766a 1,600a 1,554a 1,261
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 829a 631a 634a 475
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 757a 767a 715 587
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 621a 571a 575a 422
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 582a 536a 552a 395
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 86a 50 52 43
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 880a 688a 695a 508
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,645a 2,440a 2,432a 2,053
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 14,049a 14,201a 14,359a 14,382a 14,396a 13,700a 13,638a 13,986a 13,934a 13,532a 13,167a 12,882a 12,244a 11,516a 10,359a 9,972a 8,792
Cigarettes 12,650a 12,764a 12,731a 12,667a 12,595a 11,845a 11,774a 12,038a 11,702a 11,488a 11,008a 10,657a 9,905a 9,330a 8,120a 7,653a 6,514
Daily Cigarettes 6,549a 6,726a 6,574a 6,349a 6,149a 5,829a 5,623a 5,458a 5,358a 5,207a 4,967a 4,591a 4,263a 3,923a 3,237a 2,939a 2,438
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,893a 1,807a 1,631 1,494
Cigars 3,417a 3,623a 4,103a 3,895a 3,972a 3,887a 3,770a 3,871a 3,858a 3,724a 3,716a 3,472a 3,392a 3,106 3,048 3,137 2,920
Pipe Tobacco 332a 292a 396a 471a 430a 395a 461a 592 619 635 625 758a 666 612 573 563 597
ALCOHOL 18,759 19,466a 19,474a 19,783a 20,298a 20,049a 20,125a 20,752a 20,917a 20,814a 20,828a 20,738a 20,815a 20,367a 19,754a 19,330a 18,757
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13,626a 13,258a 12,652a 11,876
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,803a 3,500a 3,307 3,074
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 23,690a 23,080a 22,578a 21,933
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 21,612a 21,271a 20,885 20,401
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 21,801a 22,444a 22,596a 22,771a 23,256a 22,881a 22,945a 23,635a 23,902a 23,870a 23,852a 23,602a 23,629a 23,158a 22,331a 21,868a 21,041
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.12B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 22.3a 23.2 24.2 23.9
Marijuana 17.3a 17.0a 16.1a 16.6a 16.3a 16.5a 16.6a 18.2a 18.5a 19.0a 18.7a 19.1a 19.6a 19.8a 20.8a 22.1 22.1
Cocaine 2.0a 2.2a 2.1a 2.6a 2.2a 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.1a 1.1a 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.9a 1.5
Crack 0.2a 0.2 0.3a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.1 0.2a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Heroin 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4a 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7
LSD 0.1a 0.2a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7
PCP 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * *
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.2 0.4a 0.3
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.1a 4.6a 4.5a 3.7
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.4a 1.8a 1.8a 1.4
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.2a 2.2a 2.1 1.7
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.8a 1.7a 1.7a 1.2
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.7a 1.5a 1.6a 1.2
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2a 0.1 0.2 0.1
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.5a 2.0a 2.0a 1.5
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.6a 7.1a 7.1a 6.0
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 45.3a 44.8a 44.6a 44.3a 44.0a 41.9a 41.4a 41.6a 40.9a 39.5a 38.1a 37.0a 35.0a 33.0a 30.0a 29.1a 25.8
Cigarettes 40.8a 40.2a 39.5a 39.0a 38.5a 36.2a 35.7a 35.8a 34.3a 33.5a 31.8a 30.6a 28.4a 26.7a 23.5a 22.3a 19.1
Daily Cigarettes 21.1a 21.2a 20.4a 19.5a 18.8a 17.8a 17.1a 16.3a 15.7a 15.2a 14.4a 13.2a 12.2a 11.2a 9.4a 8.6a 7.2
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.4a 5.2a 4.8 4.4
Cigars 11.0a 11.4a 12.7a 12.0a 12.1a 11.9a 11.4a 11.5a 11.3a 10.9a 10.7a 10.0a 9.7a 8.9 8.8 9.1 8.6
Pipe Tobacco 1.1a 0.9a 1.2a 1.5 1.3a 1.2a 1.4a 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 2.2a 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.8
ALCOHOL 60.5a 61.4a 60.5a 60.9a 62.0a 61.3a 61.1a 61.8a 61.4a 60.7a 60.2a 59.6a 59.6a 58.3a 57.1a 56.3 55.1
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 39.0a 38.4a 36.9a 34.9
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 10.9a 10.1a 9.6 9.0
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 67.9a 66.8a 65.8a 64.4
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 61.9a 61.5a 60.9 59.9
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 70.3a 70.7a 70.2a 70.1a 71.0a 69.9a 69.7a 70.4a 70.2a 69.6a 69.0a 67.9a 67.6a 66.3a 64.6a 63.7a 61.8
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.13A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 26 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 104,230a 105,422a 109,192 109,917
Marijuana 73,162a 74,620a 75,001a 76,111a 76,213a 79,988a 82,001a 83,070a 84,927a 85,668a 88,955a 92,568a 94,732a 95,561a 96,950a 101,050 102,600
Cocaine 28,453a 29,488a 28,649a 28,185a 29,593a 30,477a 31,671a 31,339a 32,430a 32,332a 33,156a 33,378a 35,097 34,462 34,767 36,256 36,150
Crack 7,057a 6,599a 6,580a 6,675a 7,254a 7,524a 7,458a 7,368a 8,262 7,433a 8,327 8,284 8,843 8,491 8,372 9,133 8,823
Heroin 3,087a 3,148a 2,538a 2,979a 3,214a 3,253a 3,262a 3,036a 3,483a 3,499a 3,841a 4,155 4,095 4,448 4,411 4,661 4,633
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 33,669a 34,876a 35,513 37,093
LSD 18,917a 19,577a 19,185a 18,728a 20,213a 20,137a 21,166a 21,138a 20,950a 20,716a 21,430a 22,303 22,293 22,304 22,689 22,581 23,675
PCP 6,352 5,955 5,851 5,705 5,865 5,533 6,032 5,692 5,731 5,676 6,112 6,090 6,023 5,995 6,178 5,792 5,839
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13,411a 14,154a 14,811a 16,155
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 20,031 18,952 19,801 19,605
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13,305 13,628 13,612 13,954
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 139,299a 140,489a 139,921a 140,926a 142,814a 142,377a 144,028a 144,054 144,860 144,804 145,374 147,688 148,534a 145,297 145,121 146,918 146,277
Cigarettes 132,212a 133,221 132,360 133,203 134,578 134,638 135,686 135,690 136,729a 136,096 136,125 138,095a 138,658a 134,606 134,333 135,776 134,473
Daily Cigarettes 81,675a 81,485a 80,489a 80,931a 82,343a 82,993a 83,247a 80,999a 82,625a 80,554a 83,532a 83,078a 82,807a 80,855a 80,781a 78,946 77,923
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 35,324 35,835 36,487 35,825
Cigars 69,872a 69,992a 69,453a 70,652a 71,049a 71,345a 72,853 73,240 72,079 72,290 72,716 73,668 74,112 73,291 71,728a 73,301 74,084
Pipe Tobacco 36,821a 36,983a 36,138a 35,135a 35,094a 32,363a 33,248a 31,668a 30,563 30,627 30,563 30,058 29,666 29,636 29,439 29,602 29,616
ALCOHOL 157,816a 159,198a 159,872a 163,525a 164,830a 166,091a 167,615a 170,280a 171,453a 174,236a 176,751a 176,977a 181,265a 181,011a 181,326a 185,492a 187,558
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 188,700a 189,208a 193,368a 194,896
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 183,351a 183,978a 188,173a 189,798
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 165,385a 166,320a 167,620a 170,745a 172,713a 173,356a 175,174a 176,962a 178,885a 180,768a 183,390a 185,218a 187,958a 187,670a 188,123a 192,310a 193,984
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.13B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Lifetime among Persons Aged 26 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 50.1 50.2 51.3 51.2
Marijuana 40.8a 41.2a 41.0a 41.1a 40.6a 42.1a 42.7a 42.9a 43.5a 43.2a 44.4a 45.7a 46.1a 46.0a 46.2a 47.5 47.8
Cocaine 15.9a 16.3 15.6a 15.2a 15.7a 16.1 16.5 16.2 16.6 16.3 16.5 16.5 17.1 16.6 16.6 17.0 16.8
Crack 3.9 3.6a 3.6a 3.6a 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.2 3.7 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.3 4.1
Heroin 1.7a 1.7a 1.4a 1.6a 1.7a 1.7a 1.7a 1.6a 1.8a 1.8a 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 16.2a 16.6 16.7 17.3
LSD 10.5 10.8 10.5 10.1a 10.8 10.6 11.0 10.9 10.7 10.4 10.7 11.0 10.9 10.7 10.8 10.6 11.0
PCP 3.5a 3.3a 3.2a 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6.5a 6.7a 7.0a 7.5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 9.6 9.0 9.3 9.1
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.5
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Pain Relievers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nr nr nr nr
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 77.7a 77.6a 76.4a 76.0a 76.0a 75.0a 75.0a 74.4a 74.2a 73.0a 72.5a 72.9a 72.3a 69.9a 69.1a 69.0 68.1
Cigarettes 73.7a 73.6a 72.3a 71.9a 71.6a 70.9a 70.7a 70.1a 70.0a 68.6a 67.9a 68.1a 67.5a 64.7a 64.0a 63.8a 62.6
Daily Cigarettes 45.5a 45.0a 44.0a 43.7a 43.8a 43.7a 43.4a 41.8a 42.3a 40.6a 41.7a 41.0a 40.3a 38.9a 38.5a 37.1 36.3
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17.0 17.1 17.1 16.7
Cigars 39.0a 38.7a 37.9a 38.1a 37.8a 37.6a 37.9a 37.8a 36.9a 36.5a 36.3a 36.3a 36.1a 35.3 34.2 34.4 34.5
Pipe Tobacco 20.5a 20.4a 19.7a 19.0a 18.7a 17.0a 17.3a 16.4a 15.7a 15.4a 15.2a 14.8a 14.4 14.3 14.0 13.9 13.8
ALCOHOL 88.0 88.0 87.3 88.2a 87.7 87.5 87.3 87.9 87.8 87.9 88.1 87.3 88.3a 87.1 86.4a 87.1 87.3
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol1
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 90.8 90.1 90.8 90.7
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 88.2 87.6 88.4 88.4
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 92.2a 91.9a 91.5a 92.1a 91.9a 91.3a 91.2a 91.4a 91.6a 91.1a 91.5a 91.4a 91.5a 90.3 89.6a 90.3 90.3
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Illicit Drug Use in Lifetime includes the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutics even though those estimates are not reported due to potential underreporting in lifetime prescription psychotherapeutics estimates.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.14A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 26 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 30,281a 31,525a 34,203a 35,863
Marijuana 12,612a 12,441a 12,833a 12,880a 12,889a 12,970a 13,479a 14,983a 15,672a 15,632a 17,263a 18,606a 20,707a 21,660a 23,187a 25,885a 28,548
Cocaine 3,307 3,372 3,114 2,852a 3,400 3,275 3,133 2,773a 2,700a 2,065a 2,890a 2,508a 2,782a 2,799a 3,017 3,688 3,451
Crack 1,188a 1,036a 978a 1,000a 1,111a 1,138a 862 807 686 490 762 526 627 718 781 806 666
Heroin 231a 182a 232a 184a 376a 207a 265a 364a 382a 336a 366a 406a 618 591 708 658 641
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,716a 2,059a 2,207a 2,887
LSD 131a 73a 117a 91a 181a 120a 115a 124a 197a 135a 283a 253a 275a 305a 531a 674a 928
PCP 31 13a 38 22 52 26 * 42 24 17 67 35 21 54 69 46 45
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 937a 1,084 1,103 1,324
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 588a 620 623 846
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,344 1,095a 1,210a 1,551
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 12,148 12,327 11,888 11,484
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8,513a 8,181a 7,850 7,395
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,223 2,643 2,841 2,524
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,530 4,552 4,302 4,317
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,782 3,781 3,605 3,753
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,143a 1,176a 1,079 827
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3,368 3,489 3,403 3,513
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8,683a 8,417a 8,138 7,656
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 15,240 15,370 15,800 15,416
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 61,864a 60,708 60,023 61,957a 63,044a 62,852a 62,555a 61,115a 61,482a 60,497 62,138a 60,788 61,896a 60,121 60,131 58,645 58,606
Cigarettes 51,060a 50,004a 49,974a 51,098a 51,965a 51,958a 51,502a 50,325a 50,406a 49,323a 50,659a 49,945a 50,491a 47,612 48,510a 46,196 46,577
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8,492 8,299 8,303 7,909
Cigars 16,382 15,702 15,681 16,567 16,544 16,519 16,554 16,470 16,444 15,472 16,443 16,296 15,333 16,313 15,454 16,167 16,205
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 122,759a 121,200a 123,022a 127,869a 128,257a 129,435a 131,548a 134,183a 134,616a 137,053a 140,240a 141,126a 143,864a 143,840a 143,520a 147,887 149,221
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 158,172a 157,919a 161,981 163,596
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 147,928a 147,613a 152,242 153,334
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 135,093a 133,922a 134,681a 140,642a 140,973a 141,755a 143,947a 145,567a 146,955a 148,785a 152,124a 153,101a 156,279a 156,209a 155,897a 159,924 161,788
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.14B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Year among Persons Aged 26 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 14.6a 15.0a 16.1 16.7
Marijuana 7.0a 6.9a 7.0a 6.9a 6.9a 6.8a 7.0a 7.7a 8.0a 7.9a 8.6a 9.2a 10.1a 10.4a 11.0a 12.2a 13.3
Cocaine 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.0a 1.4 1.2a 1.4a 1.3a 1.4 1.7 1.6
Crack 0.7a 0.6a 0.5a 0.5a 0.6a 0.6a 0.4a 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
Heroin 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.2 0.1a 0.1a 0.2 0.2 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.8a 1.0a 1.0a 1.3
LSD 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.3a 0.3a 0.4
PCP 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5a 0.5 0.5 0.6
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.5a 0.6a 0.7
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5.8a 5.9a 5.6 5.3
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.1a 3.9a 3.7 3.4
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.2
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.0
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5a 0.6a 0.5 0.4
Benzodiazepines nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.2a 4.0a 3.8 3.6
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.2
TOBACCO PRODUCTS3 34.5a 33.5a 32.8a 33.4a 33.6a 33.1a 32.6a 31.6a 31.5a 30.5a 31.0a 30.0a 30.1a 28.9a 28.6a 27.6 27.3
Cigarettes 28.5a 27.6a 27.3a 27.6a 27.7a 27.4a 26.8a 26.0a 25.8a 24.9a 25.3a 24.6a 24.6a 22.9a 23.1a 21.7 21.7
Daily Cigarettes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.1a 4.0 3.9 3.7
Cigars 9.1a 8.7a 8.6a 8.9a 8.8a 8.7a 8.6a 8.5a 8.4a 7.8 8.2a 8.0 7.5 7.8 7.4 7.6 7.5
Pipe Tobacco3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ALCOHOL 68.4 67.0a 67.2a 69.0 68.3 68.2a 68.5 69.3 69.0 69.1 69.9 69.6 70.1 69.2 68.4a 69.5 69.5
Binge Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Alcohol Use -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol3
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 76.1 75.2 76.1 76.2
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 71.2 70.3a 71.5 71.4
Tobacco Products or Alcohol3 75.3 74.0a 73.6a 75.9 75.0 74.7 75.0 75.2 75.3 75.0 75.9 75.5 76.1 75.1 74.2a 75.1 75.3
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected. Tobacco product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.15A – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 17,090a 18,593a 20,208a 21,788
Marijuana 7,185a 7,267a 7,471a 7,508a 7,818a 7,385a 8,142a 8,885a 9,294a 9,578a 10,571a 11,412a 13,521a 13,552a 15,188a 16,792a 18,481
Cocaine 1,243 1,431 1,204 1,423 1,586 1,400 1,252 1,106 909a 838a 1,222 1,108 1,018a 1,243 1,295 1,476 1,414
Crack 488 517 370 553 619 538 302 448 303 205a 405 338 317 354 414 448 408
Heroin 116a 76a 108a 62a 268 109a 124a 112a 141a 159 197 185 337 236 383 390 285
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 482a 608a 701 911
LSD 15a 15a 20a 12a 41a 45a * 27a * 26a 39a 72a 104 80a 123 176 166
PCP 20 * 21 20 * 19 * 36 24 * 16 22 * 15 15 31 30
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 217a 286 301 391
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 226 329 235 300
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 757 594a 607a 894
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4,107 4,218 4,038 3,851
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,670a 2,480 2,391 2,216
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 779 876 1,002 963
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,389 1,616 1,240 1,289
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,130 1,296 1,047 1,159
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 340a 425a 281 191
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,806a 2,720 2,638 2,366
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,878 6,077 6,117 6,217
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 53,683a 52,946a 52,263a 53,813a 55,200a 54,232a 54,446a 52,946a 53,117a 52,203a 54,178a 52,046a 52,913a 50,952a 51,746a 49,885 48,931
Cigarettes 45,278a 44,626a 44,166a 45,133a 46,331a 45,843a 45,777a 44,469a 44,593a 43,392a 44,882a 43,724a 44,123a 41,582a 42,358a 40,252 39,770
Daily Cigarettes 31,168a 30,359a 29,942a 31,079a 31,481a 30,414a 30,655a 29,865a 28,901a 28,841a 29,610a 28,385a 27,916a 26,059 26,336a 24,751 24,792
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6,731 6,609 6,608 6,200
Cigars 8,217 8,099 8,423 8,681 8,680 8,340 8,504 8,484 8,627 8,283 9,055 8,389 8,051a 8,885 8,764 8,916 8,879
Pipe Tobacco 1,347 1,166 1,261 1,561 1,717 1,467 1,246 1,280 1,381 1,320 1,740 1,353 1,402 1,571 1,568 1,658 1,415
ALCOHOL 96,696a 95,073a 97,023a 102,054a 100,835a 102,777a 105,089a 106,242a 107,138a 109,245a 111,457a 113,253a 115,990a 115,563a 114,692a 118,794 118,844
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 51,623a 50,855a 52,674 54,015
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13,302 12,598 13,236 13,363
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 135,534a 135,394a 138,899 139,351
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 119,652a 119,220a 123,482 123,807
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 115,654a 114,389a 114,794a 120,260a 120,567a 121,633a 123,515a 124,188a 126,046a 127,086a 130,579a 131,734a 134,516a 133,922a 133,426a 136,875 137,215
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.15B – Types of Illicit Drug, Tobacco Product, and Alcohol Use in Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ILLICIT DRUGS nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8.2a 8.9a 9.5a 10.1
Marijuana 4.0a 4.0a 4.1a 4.1a 4.2a 3.9a 4.2a 4.6a 4.8a 4.8a 5.3a 5.6a 6.6a 6.5a 7.2a 7.9a 8.6
Cocaine 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5a 0.4a 0.6 0.5 0.5a 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Crack 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3a 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1a 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Heroin 0.1a 0.0a 0.1a 0.0a 0.1 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2a 0.3a 0.3 0.4
LSD 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a 0.0a * 0.0a * 0.0a 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.0a 0.1 0.1 0.1
PCP 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecstasy nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.2
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.3a 0.3a 0.4
Misuse of Psychotherapeutics1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8
Pain Relievers1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.3a 1.2 1.1 1.0
Stimulants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4
Tranquilizers or Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.8a 0.6 0.6
Tranquilizers nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5
Sedatives nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1
Benzodiazepines -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Opioids nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.3a 1.3 1.2 1.1
Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9
TOBACCO PRODUCTS 29.9a 29.3a 28.5a 29.0a 29.4a 28.6a 28.4a 27.3a 27.2a 26.3a 27.0a 25.7a 25.8a 24.5a 24.6a 23.4 22.8
Cigarettes 25.2a 24.7a 24.1a 24.3a 24.7a 24.1a 23.8a 23.0a 22.8a 21.9a 22.4a 21.6a 21.5a 20.0a 20.2a 18.9 18.5
Daily Cigarettes 17.4a 16.8a 16.4a 16.8a 16.8a 16.0a 16.0a 15.4a 14.8a 14.5a 14.8a 14.0a 13.6a 12.5a 12.5a 11.6 11.5
Smokeless Tobacco nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.2a 3.1 3.1 2.9
Cigars 4.6 4.5 4.6a 4.7a 4.6a 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.1 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1
Pipe Tobacco 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.8a 0.9a 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9a 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7
ALCOHOL 53.9a 52.5a 53.0a 55.1 53.7a 54.1 54.7 54.9 54.9 55.1 55.6 55.9 56.5 55.6 54.6 55.8 55.3
Binge Alcohol Use3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 24.8 24.2a 24.7 25.1
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6.4 6.0 6.2 6.2
SUBSTANCE USE                                  
Illicit Drugs, Tobacco Products, or
   Alcohol
nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 65.2 64.5 65.3 64.9
Illicit Drugs or Alcohol nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 57.6 56.8 58.0 57.6
Tobacco Products or Alcohol 64.5 63.2 62.7 64.9 64.2 64.1 64.3 64.1 64.6 64.1 65.1a 65.0 65.5a 64.4 63.5 64.3 63.9
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and later years.
2 Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana excludes respondents who used only marijuana but includes those who used marijuana in addition to other illicit drugs.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.16A – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Gender/Alcohol Use 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL                                  
Lifetime 20,911a 20,936a 20,709a 20,671a 20,584a 20,380a 19,929a 20,145a 19,196a 18,669a 17,917a 17,251a 16,749a 16,028a 15,408 15,526 15,120
Past Year 17,492a 17,554a 17,568a 17,729a 17,605a 17,366a 16,904a 17,081a 16,434a 15,938a 15,372a 14,692a 14,305a 13,602a 13,055 13,184 12,819
Past Month 10,713a 10,876a 10,838a 10,819a 10,831a 10,750a 10,083a 10,392a 9,934a 9,654a 9,294a 8,651a 8,661a 7,701a 7,268 7,440 7,146
Binge Alcohol Use1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5,059a 4,541 4,515 4,322
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1,260a 1,069a 932 861
MALE                                  
Lifetime 10,719a 10,537a 10,624a 10,500a 10,644a 10,471a 10,180a 10,576a 10,048a 9,484a 9,114a 8,791a 8,334a 8,189a 7,646 7,772 7,620
Past Year 8,847a 8,735a 8,946a 8,927a 9,056a 8,903a 8,520a 8,949a 8,638a 8,004a 7,821a 7,425a 7,041a 6,806 6,317 6,591 6,368
Past Month 5,619a 5,720a 5,723a 5,658a 5,749a 5,618a 5,290a 5,591a 5,517a 5,002a 4,813a 4,482a 4,424a 3,859 3,596 3,831 3,560
Binge Alcohol Use1 4,140a 4,162a 4,271a 4,175a 4,193a 4,172a 3,765a 4,046a 3,856a 3,416a 3,229a 3,094a 2,999a 2,615a 2,232 2,338 2,218
Heavy Alcohol Use 1,544a 1,506a 1,582a 1,492a 1,559a 1,537a 1,370a 1,374a 1,307a 1,088a 1,017a 908a 829a 707a 586 515 517
FEMALE                                  
Lifetime 10,192a 10,399a 10,085a 10,171a 9,940a 9,909a 9,750a 9,570a 9,148a 9,185a 8,803a 8,459a 8,415a 7,839 7,762 7,754 7,500
Past Year 8,645a 8,819a 8,622a 8,802a 8,549a 8,463a 8,384a 8,132a 7,797a 7,934a 7,551a 7,267a 7,263a 6,795 6,738 6,593 6,451
Past Month 5,094a 5,156a 5,115a 5,160a 5,082a 5,132a 4,793a 4,801a 4,417a 4,652a 4,481a 4,170a 4,236a 3,842 3,672 3,609 3,586
Binge Alcohol Use1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,444a 2,309 2,176 2,104
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 554a 483a 417 344
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.16B – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Gender: Percentages, 2002-2018
Gender/Alcohol Use 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL                                  
Lifetime 56.2a 55.8a 54.9a 53.9a 53.9a 53.0a 52.3a 52.7a 50.5a 48.5a 46.9a 45.3a 44.1a 42.3a 41.0 41.0 39.8
Past Year 47.0a 46.8a 46.6a 46.3a 46.1a 45.2a 44.4a 44.7a 43.3a 41.4a 40.2a 38.6a 37.7a 35.9a 34.7 34.9 33.8
Past Month 28.8a 29.0a 28.7a 28.2a 28.4a 28.0a 26.5a 27.2a 26.2a 25.1a 24.3a 22.7a 22.8a 20.3a 19.3 19.7 18.8
Binge Alcohol Use1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13.4a 12.1 11.9 11.4
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.3a 2.8a 2.5 2.3
MALE                                  
Lifetime 56.5a 55.0a 54.9a 53.7a 54.1a 53.1a 52.1a 53.8a 51.3a 48.5a 46.7a 45.0a 42.9a 42.1a 39.5 39.9 38.9
Past Year 46.6a 45.6a 46.3a 45.6a 46.0a 45.2a 43.6a 45.6a 44.1a 40.9a 40.1a 38.0a 36.2a 35.0a 32.6 33.8 32.5
Past Month 29.6a 29.9a 29.6a 28.9a 29.2a 28.5a 27.1a 28.5a 28.1a 25.6a 24.7a 23.0a 22.8a 19.8a 18.6 19.7a 18.2
Binge Alcohol Use1 21.8a 21.7a 22.1a 21.3a 21.3a 21.2a 19.3a 20.6a 19.7a 17.5a 16.5a 15.8a 15.4a 13.4a 11.5 12.0 11.3
Heavy Alcohol Use 8.1a 7.9a 8.2a 7.6a 7.9a 7.8a 7.0a 7.0a 6.7a 5.6a 5.2a 4.6a 4.3a 3.6a 3.0 2.6 2.6
FEMALE                                  
Lifetime 56.0a 56.6a 54.8a 54.2a 53.8a 52.9a 52.5a 51.4a 49.8a 48.5a 47.1a 45.6a 45.4a 42.5 42.5 42.3 40.8
Past Year 47.5a 48.0a 46.9a 46.9a 46.2a 45.2a 45.2a 43.7a 42.4a 41.9a 40.4a 39.2a 39.2a 36.9 36.9 35.9 35.1
Past Month 28.0a 28.1a 27.8a 27.5a 27.5a 27.4a 25.8a 25.8a 24.0a 24.6a 24.0a 22.5a 22.9a 20.8 20.1 19.7 19.5
Binge Alcohol Use1 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13.3a 12.6 11.9 11.4
Heavy Alcohol Use nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 3.0a 2.6a 2.3 1.9
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.17B – Average Number of Days Used Specific Substances in Past Year among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 or Older: 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Marijuana 96.3a 98.0a 99.1a 101.8a 99.7a 101.8a 106.0a 104.0a 111.7a 112.6a 116.8a 115.8a 120.6 119.8 121.9 124.1 124.7
Cocaine 42.2 37.9 43.1a 48.7a 49.0a 43.4a 41.8 36.4 34.9 32.8 41.8 39.2 33.4 36.4 34.7 37.1 34.2
Crack 64.6 61.7 72.8 71.1 62.3 69.2 60.7 66.2 67.3 64.4 67.9 93.6 73.3 74.0 81.2 79.1 79.2
Heroin 92.3 86.0 95.1 61.7a 152.3 92.3 108.9 71.5a 83.0 107.8 137.3 111.9 116.6 110.3 121.9 128.4 110.2
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 16.1 14.9 16.6 15.2
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 34.3 25.5 25.7 25.8
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 101.8 114.9 116.1 115.5
Alcohol 85.9a 86.0a 86.9 85.8a 86.2a 86.9 88.2 88.5 87.8 87.3 87.5 88.6 90.5 90.0 90.3 91.3 89.4
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.18B – Average Number of Days Used Specific Substances in Past Month among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 or Older: 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Marijuana 12.4a 12.4a 12.4a 12.7a 12.6a 12.9a 12.9a 13.1a 14.0a 13.8a 14.1a 14.3a 14.5 14.4 14.3a 14.5 15.0
Cocaine 5.4 4.9 6.8a 5.9 6.6a 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.3 6.3 6.0 5.4 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.8
Crack 7.4 7.5 10.8 7.4 8.2 8.4 9.4 7.7 8.8 6.9 9.8 9.8 9.0 8.4 9.3 8.1 7.8
Heroin 19.9a 16.0 17.5 11.8 16.7 16.0 14.5 11.6 11.8 19.2a 16.5 15.8 14.7 15.3 15.6 14.6 13.6
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.9
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.4
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11.6 14.0 14.9 13.8
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.0 6.9 6.8 7.0
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.7 4.7 5.3 5.0
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.4
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.7 7.2 6.9 5.4
Cigarettes 22.9a 23.1a 22.9a 23.0a 22.8a 22.6a 22.6a 22.6a 22.3 22.5a 22.6a 22.4a 22.1 22.0 21.8 21.7 21.9
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 19.8 19.6 19.7 20.0
Cigars 5.8a 6.7a 6.5a 6.3a 6.9a 6.7a 7.1a 7.1a 7.6a 7.2a 7.7a 7.2a 7.1a 8.0 8.5 8.4 8.8
Alcohol 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.6a 8.6a 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.6a 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3
Binge Alcohol Use2 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.19A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 12 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 3,129a 3,090a 3,240a 3,376a 3,116a 3,556a 3,871a 4,070a 4,603a 4,979a 5,354a 5,729a 6,508a 6,532a 6,971a 8,123 8,657
Cocaine 121 84 139 192 186 154 81 51a 69 44a 113 151 66 91 74 126 146
Crack 48 19 91 90 35 77 19 25 26 19 21 67 46 60 24 68 40
Heroin 60 30a 55 20a 151 40a 71 48a 62 101 150 92 131 110 186 158 132
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 27 22 47 29
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 29 14 35 25
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 135 161 197 229
Alcohol 9,678a 9,638a 9,745a 10,165 10,322 10,081 10,651 11,090 10,028 10,793 10,831 10,587 11,239 11,434 11,563 11,893 10,978
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 3,129a 3,090a 3,240a 3,376a 3,116a 3,556a 3,871a 4,070a 4,603a 4,979a 5,354a 5,729a 6,508a 6,532a 6,971a 8,123 8,657
Cocaine 121 84 139 192 186 154 81 51a 69 44a 113 151 66 91 74 126 146
Crack 48 19 91 90 35 77 19 25 * * 21 * 46 60 24 * 40
Heroin * * * 20a * * * 48a 62 101 * 92 131 110 186 158 132
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 27 22 47 29
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 29 14 35 25
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 135 161 197 229
Alcohol 9,678a 9,638a 9,745a 10,165 10,322 10,081 10,651 11,090 10,028 10,793 10,831 10,587 11,239 11,434 11,563 11,893 10,978
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.19B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 12 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1.3a 1.3a 1.3a 1.4a 1.3a 1.4a 1.5a 1.6a 1.8a 1.9a 2.1a 2.2a 2.5a 2.4a 2.6a 3.0 3.2
Cocaine 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heroin 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.1 0.0a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Alcohol 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.0
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 12.2a 12.2a 12.7a 13.3a 12.3a 14.1a 15.0a 14.2a 15.7a 16.7a 17.0a 17.4a 18.5 18.1a 18.6 19.8 19.9
Cocaine 2.0 1.4 2.5 3.5 3.1 2.7 1.5 1.1 1.5 1.1 2.4 3.6 1.5 1.9 1.5 2.1 2.6
Crack 3.1 1.4 7.0 6.5 2.4 5.3 1.7 2.4 * * 2.3 * 5.9 7.2 2.7 * 5.2
Heroin * * * 5.2a * * * 8.2 10.0 16.3 * 13.5 14.3 13.3 19.6 17.9 16.3
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.7 0.9 2.0 1.2
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.9 11.6 12.1 12.3
Alcohol 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.6 6.0 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.1
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.20A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 12 to 17 and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 358a 282 342a 268 288 260 276 291 337a 301 277 299 257 258 253 250 244
Cocaine 10 10 4 7 3 7 5 3 2 2 * * * * 2 * 2
Crack 4 * * 3 * 4 * * * 2 * * * * * * *
Heroin 2 2 3 * * * 1 3 * * * * 3 * 2 * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 3 * 3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5 11 19 5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 2 3 2
Alcohol 102a 89a 91a 76a 87a 84a 61a 52a 50a 60a 44 43 61a 58a 36 47 24
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 358a 282 342a 268 288 260 276 291 337a 301 277 299 257 258 253 250 244
Cocaine 10 10 4 7 3 7 5 3 2 * 0 * * * * * *
Crack 4 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1 3 0 3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5 11 19 5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Alcohol 102a 89a 91a 76a 87a 84a 61a 52a 50a 60a 44 43 61a 58a 36 47 24
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.20B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 12 to 17 and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 to 17: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1.4a 1.1 1.4a 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.4a 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Cocaine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * * * 0.0 * 0.0
Crack 0.0 * * 0.0 * 0.0 * * * 0.0 * * * * * * *
Heroin 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * * 0.0 0.0 * * * * 0.0 * 0.0 * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.0 * 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alcohol 0.4a 0.4a 0.4a 0.3a 0.3a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2 0.2 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.2 0.1
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 9.2 7.5 9.4 7.9 8.6 8.2 8.5 8.7 9.9a 8.5 8.2 8.9 7.9 8.2 8.5 8.1 7.8
Cocaine 1.9 2.2 1.1 1.6 0.8 1.8 1.5 1.1 0.7 * 0.1 * * * * * *
Crack 4.4 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.8
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 2.1 3.4 0.8
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Alcohol 1.2a 1.0a 1.1a 0.9a 1.0a 1.0a 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9a 0.7 0.7 1.0a 1.0a 0.7 0.9 0.5
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.21A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 18 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 2,772a 2,808a 2,898a 3,108a 2,828a 3,296a 3,595a 3,779a 4,265a 4,678a 5,077a 5,430a 6,251a 6,274a 6,718a 7,873 8,414
Cocaine 111 74 134 185 182 147 77 49a 67 42a 112 150 65 91 72 126 144
Crack 44 18 91 87 34 73 19 25 26 18 21 67 46 60 24 68 40
Heroin 58 28a 53 19a 151 40a 69 44a 62 101 150 91 127 110 183 158 132
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 26 19 47 25
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 25 * 16 20
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 135 159 194 228
Alcohol 9,577a 9,549a 9,654a 10,089 10,235 9,997 10,590 11,039 9,978 10,733 10,787 10,544 11,178 11,375 11,527 11,846 10,954
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 2,772a 2,808a 2,898a 3,108a 2,828a 3,296a 3,595a 3,779a 4,265a 4,678a 5,077a 5,430a 6,251a 6,274a 6,718a 7,873 8,414
Cocaine 111 74 134 185 182 147 77 49a 67 42a 112 150 65 91 72 126 144
Crack 44 18 91 87 34 73 19 25 * * 21 * 46 60 24 * 40
Heroin * * * 19a * * * 44a 62 101 * 91 127 110 183 158 132
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 26 19 47 25
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 3 16 *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 135 159 194 228
Alcohol 9,577a 9,549a 9,654a 10,089 10,235 9,997 10,590 11,039 9,978 10,733 10,787 10,544 11,178 11,375 11,527 11,846 10,954
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.21B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 18 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1.3a 1.3a 1.3a 1.4a 1.3a 1.5a 1.6a 1.7a 1.9a 2.0a 2.2a 2.3a 2.6a 2.6a 2.7a 3.2 3.4
Cocaine 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heroin 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.1 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 * 0.0 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Alcohol 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.9 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.4
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 12.7a 13.1a 13.3a 14.1a 12.8a 15.0a 15.9a 14.9a 16.5a 17.9a 18.0a 18.3a 19.6 19.1a 19.4 20.8 20.8
Cocaine 2.1 1.4 2.6 3.6 3.2 2.7 1.5 1.1 1.6 1.2 2.5 3.7 1.5 2.0 1.5 2.2 2.7
Crack 3.0 1.4 7.4 6.5 2.4 5.3 1.7 2.5 * * 2.4 * 6.1 7.3 2.7 * 5.3
Heroin * * * 5.6a * * * 8.1 10.4 17.8 * 14.1 14.4 13.7 19.6 18.1 16.5
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.3 1.3 *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8.1 11.7 12.2 12.5
Alcohol 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.9 6.2 6.6 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.3
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.22A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 18 to 25 and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1,336a 1,375a 1,379a 1,519a 1,487a 1,479a 1,656a 1,691a 1,863a 1,825a 2,157a 2,166a 2,224a 2,353 2,218a 2,618 2,483
Cocaine 17 24a 20a 31a 28a 22a 14 23a 7 9 20 6 8 19 10 28a 5
Crack 3 4 9 5 7 8 5 3 3 * 4 * 3 7 * * *
Heroin 6a 8 8 11 8 16 24 17 33 28 43 25 17 29 38 41 24
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 14 5 16 6
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 2 7 2
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 15 28 25 25
Alcohol 681 733 681 668 678 669 710 672 642 604 636 599 645 726 721 783 659
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 1,336a 1,375a 1,379a 1,519a 1,487a 1,479a 1,656a 1,691a 1,863a 1,825a 2,157a 2,166a 2,224 2,353 2,218 2,618 2,483
Cocaine 17 24a 20a 31a 28a 22a 14 23a 7 9 20 6 8 19 10 28a 5
Crack 3 4 9 5 7 8 5 3 3 * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * 11 * * 24 * 33 28 * 25 17 * 38 * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 14 5 16 6
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 15 28 25 25
Alcohol 681 733 681 668 678 669 710 672 642 604 636 599 645 726 721 783 659
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.22B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 18 to 25 and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 to 25: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 4.3a 4.3a 4.3a 4.7a 4.5a 4.5a 5.0a 5.0a 5.5a 5.3a 6.2a 6.2a 6.4a 6.7 6.4a 7.6 7.3
Cocaine 0.1 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.1a 0.0 0.1a 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1a 0.0
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 * * *
Heroin 0.0a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Alcohol 2.2 2.3a 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.3 1.9
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 14.5a 15.2a 15.4a 16.7a 16.2a 16.4a 18.1a 16.3a 18.2a 17.3a 19.8 19.7 19.9 20.9 19.5 21.9 21.0
Cocaine 0.8 1.1a 0.9 1.4a 1.2a 1.0a 0.8 1.3a 0.4 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.3a 0.3
Crack 1.2 1.4 3.3 1.5 2.5 3.4 2.3 1.6 1.4 * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * 6.9 * * 16.2 * 15.6 12.2 * 10.3 6.4 * 16.8 * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.5 10.7 6.7 9.2
Alcohol 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.6
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.23A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 26 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 26 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1,435a 1,433a 1,519a 1,589a 1,341a 1,817a 1,939a 2,088a 2,402a 2,853a 2,920a 3,264a 4,027a 3,921a 4,500a 5,255a 5,930
Cocaine 94 51 115 154 154 125 62 26a 60 33a 92 145 57 72 62 98 138
Crack 40 14 83 82 27 65 14 22 24 16 17 66 43 53 24 68 39
Heroin 52 20a 45 * 143 24a 45 27a 29a 73 107 66 110 81 145 117 107
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13 14 31 19
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 25 * * 18
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 120 130 169 202
Alcohol 8,896a 8,816a 8,973a 9,421 9,557 9,328 9,880 10,367 9,336 10,129 10,150 9,945 10,533 10,649 10,806 11,064 10,295
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 1,435a 1,433a 1,519a 1,589a 1,341a 1,817a 1,939a 2,088a 2,402a 2,853a 2,920a 3,264a 4,027a 3,921a 4,500a 5,255a 5,930
Cocaine 94 51 115 154 154 125 62 26a 60 33a 92 145 57 72 62 98 138
Crack 40 14 83 82 27 65 14 * * * * * 43 * 24 * 39
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * 110 81 145 117 107
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 14 31 19
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 1 * *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 120 130 169 202
Alcohol 8,896a 8,816a 8,973a 9,421 9,557 9,328 9,880 10,367 9,336 10,129 10,150 9,945 10,533 10,649 10,806 11,064 10,295
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.23B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 26 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 26 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 0.8a 0.8a 0.8a 0.9a 0.7a 1.0a 1.0a 1.1a 1.2a 1.4a 1.5a 1.6a 2.0a 1.9a 2.1a 2.5a 2.8
Cocaine 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heroin 0.0 0.0a 0.0 * 0.1 0.0a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 * * 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Alcohol 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.1 5.1 4.9 5.1 5.4a 4.8 5.1 5.1 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 4.8
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 11.4a 11.5a 11.8a 12.3a 10.4a 14.0a 14.4a 13.9a 15.3a 18.3 16.9a 17.5a 19.4 18.1a 19.4 20.3 20.8
Cocaine 2.8 1.5 3.7 5.4 4.5 3.8 2.0 0.9a 2.2 1.6 3.2 5.8 2.1 2.6 2.0 2.6 4.0
Crack 3.4 1.4 8.5 8.2 2.4 5.7 1.6 * * * * * 6.9 * 3.0 * 5.9
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * 17.8 13.7 20.5 17.8 16.8
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.7 1.4 0.7
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.2 * *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 8.9 11.9 13.9 13.1
Alcohol 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.2 7.5 7.7a 6.9 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.5 6.9
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.24A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 12 to 20 and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 to 20: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 976 900a 886a 971 949 858a 1,052 1,011 1,036 1,050 1,161 1,108 1,077 1,100 964 1,131 1,078
Cocaine 19a 20a 10 14a 14 14 9 13 4 11 15 3 4 10 8 8 3
Crack 5 4 2 4 2 4 3 * 3 3 3 * * 4 * * *
Heroin 3 9 3 6 * 5 6 4 16 12 13 4 13 8 5 4 5
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4 3 3 5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5 13 26a 5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 10 8 13 7
Alcohol 298a 318a 231a 234a 244a 267a 242a 207 215 193 143 173 185 226 126 191 162
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 976 900a 886a 971 949 858a 1,052 1,011 1,036 1,050 1,161 1,108 1,077 1,100 964 1,131 1,078
Cocaine 19a 20a 10 14a 14 14 9 13 4 11 15 3 4 10 8 8 3
Crack 5 * * * 2 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin 3 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4 3 3 5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 5 13 26a 5
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Alcohol 298a 318a 231a 234a 244a 267a 242a 207 215 193 143 173 185 226 126 191 162
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.24B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 12 to 20 and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 to 20: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 2.6 2.4a 2.3a 2.5 2.5 2.2a 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.6 3.0 2.8
Cocaine 0.0a 0.1a 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * * *
Heroin 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.1a 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alcohol 0.8a 0.8a 0.6a 0.6a 0.6a 0.7a 0.6a 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.4
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 12.1a 11.4a 11.5a 13.0 12.8 12.0a 14.3 12.8 13.1 12.7 14.4 14.1 13.9 14.6 13.0 15.1 14.0
Cocaine 1.4a 1.6a 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.5 0.5 1.3 1.9 0.6 0.7 1.3 1.0 1.1 0.4
Crack 2.7 * * * 0.9 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin 2.3 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.5 1.7 3.4a 0.6
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Alcohol 1.7a 1.8a 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.5 1.3
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.25A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 21 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 21 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 2,153a 2,191a 2,354a 2,405a 2,168a 2,698a 2,819a 3,059a 3,566a 3,929a 4,193a 4,621a 5,431a 5,431a 6,008a 6,991 7,579
Cocaine 102 64 129 178 171 139 72 38a 64 33a 98 148 62 82 67 118 143
Crack 42 15 89 86 33 73 17 24 24 16 19 67 45 56 24 68 40
Heroin 57 22a 53 14a 149 35a 65 43a 46a 89 138 89 117 103 181 154 127
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 23 19 44 23
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 25 * * 20
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 124 152 184 222
Alcohol 9,380a 9,320a 9,514a 9,932 10,078 9,814 10,409 10,883 9,813 10,600 10,687 10,414 11,054 11,208 11,437 11,702 10,816
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 2,153a 2,191a 2,354a 2,405a 2,168a 2,698a 2,819a 3,059a 3,566a 3,929a 4,193a 4,621a 5,431a 5,431a 6,008a 6,991 7,579
Cocaine 102 64 129 178 171 139 72 38a 64 33a 98 148 62 82 67 118 143
Crack 42 15 89 86 33 73 17 24 * * * * 45 56 24 * 40
Heroin * * * 14a * * * * 46a * * 89 117 103 181 154 127
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 23 19 44 23
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 1 9 *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 124 152 184 222
Alcohol 9,380a 9,320a 9,514a 9,932 10,078 9,814 10,409 10,883 9,813 10,600 10,687 10,414 11,054 11,208 11,437 11,702 10,816
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.25B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Year among all Persons Aged 21 or Older and among Past Year Users of Specific Substances Aged 21 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1.1a 1.1a 1.2a 1.2a 1.0a 1.3a 1.3a 1.4a 1.7a 1.8a 1.9a 2.1a 2.4a 2.4a 2.6a 3.0 3.2
Cocaine 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heroin 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0a 0.1 0.0a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 * * 0.0
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Alcohol 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.9 5.1 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.6
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST YEAR AMONG
PAST YEAR USERS
                                 
Marijuana 12.2a 12.6a 13.3a 13.5a 12.0a 15.0a 15.2a 14.7a 16.7a 18.3a 17.9a 18.4a 19.8 19.0a 19.9 20.9 21.2
Cocaine 2.2 1.4 2.9 4.2 3.7 3.1 1.7 1.0a 1.7 1.1 2.5 4.1 1.6 2.0 1.5 2.3 3.0
Crack 3.1 1.3 7.9 7.3 2.6 5.7 1.7 2.6 * * * * 6.3 7.0 2.8 * 5.5
Heroin * * * 5.2a * * * * 9.3 * * 14.9 14.4 13.6 20.5 18.4 16.7
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.5
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 0.1 0.9 *
Methamphetamine nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 7.9 12.0 12.4 12.9
Alcohol 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.0 6.7 7.0 7.2 6.5 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.8 6.9 7.1 7.1 6.5
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.26A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 12 or Older and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 4,756a 4,894a 4,880a 5,089a 5,104a 5,099a 5,454a 6,181a 6,935a 7,074a 7,601a 8,144a 9,240a 9,240a 9,995a 10,829a 11,966
Cocaine 113 133 263a 209 343a 176 168 157 178 69 129 185 116 113 187 137 125
Crack 42 76 118 75 121 99 66 90 55 20 73 95 58 52 96 59 53
Heroin 98 57a 78 46a 188 81 93 48a 79 183 180 145 178 141 220 203 132
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 32 15a 32 48
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 26 31 34 42
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 246a 249a 308 398
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 431 348 362 369
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 89 91 122 76
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 114 120 91 104
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29 39 39 *
Cigarettes2 38,738a 37,989a 37,343a 38,131a 38,331a 36,901a 36,788a 35,834a 34,718a 34,488a 34,936a 33,247a 32,471a 30,190a 29,701a 27,787 27,328
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5,399 5,336 5,149 4,890
Cigars 1,339a 1,732a 1,648a 1,623a 1,868a 1,699a 1,874a 1,972a 2,147 1,811a 2,153 1,898a 1,725a 2,259 2,401 2,337 2,410
Alcohol 19,745a 19,053a 19,487a 20,200 19,893a 20,051a 21,173 21,896 20,357 20,632 21,544 21,262 22,593 21,422 20,962 21,852 21,678
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,856 2,666 2,918 2,911
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
PAST MONTH USERS
                                 
Marijuana 4,756a 4,894a 4,880a 5,089a 5,104a 5,099a 5,454a 6,181a 6,935a 7,074a 7,601a 8,144a 9,240a 9,240a 9,995a 10,829a 11,966
Cocaine 113 133 263a 209 343a 176 168 157 178 69 129 185 116 113 187 137 125
Crack 42 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * 178 * * 203 *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 32 15a 32 48
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 26 31 34 42
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 246a 249a 308 398
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 431 348 362 369
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 89 91 122 76
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 114 120 91 104
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 38,738a 37,989a 37,343a 38,131a 38,331a 36,901a 36,788a 35,834a 34,718a 34,488a 34,936a 33,247a 32,471a 30,190a 29,701a 27,787 27,328
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5,399 5,336 5,149 4,890
Cigars 1,339a 1,732a 1,648a 1,623a 1,868a 1,699a 1,874a 1,972a 2,147 1,811a 2,153 1,898a 1,725a 2,259 2,401 2,337 2,410
Alcohol 19,745a 19,053a 19,487a 20,200 19,893a 20,051a 21,173 21,896 20,357 20,632 21,544 21,262 22,593 21,422 20,962 21,852 21,678
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,856 2,666 2,918 2,911
SMOKED 1+ PACKS OF
CIGARETTES PER DAY
AMONG DAILY CIGARETTE
USERS4
20,520a 20,284a 20,160a 19,573a 19,394a 18,752a 18,066a 16,433a 15,619a 15,093a 14,650a 13,721a 13,058a 12,380a 12,184a 11,414 10,799
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Includes only respondents who smoked cigarettes on each of the past 30 days.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
4 Respondents with missing data for number of cigarettes smoked per day were excluded from the analysis.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.26B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 12 or Older and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 2.0a 2.1a 2.0a 2.1a 2.1a 2.1a 2.2a 2.5a 2.7a 2.7a 2.9a 3.1a 3.5a 3.5a 3.7a 4.0a 4.4
Cocaine 0.0 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heroin 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0a 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.1a 0.1 0.1 0.1
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 *
Cigarettes2 16.5a 16.0a 15.5a 15.7a 15.6a 14.9a 14.7a 14.2a 13.7a 13.4a 13.4a 12.7a 12.2a 11.3a 11.0a 10.2 10.0
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0a 2.0 1.9 1.8
Cigars 0.6a 0.7 0.7a 0.7a 0.8 0.7a 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7a 0.8 0.7 0.7a 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Alcohol 8.4 8.0 8.1 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.5 8.7a 8.0 8.0 8.3 8.1 8.5a 8.0 7.8 8.0 7.9
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
PAST MONTH USERS
                                 
Marijuana 32.6a 33.4a 33.5a 34.8a 34.4a 35.2a 35.7a 36.7a 39.8a 39.1a 40.3a 41.1 41.6 41.6 41.7 41.7 43.3
Cocaine 5.6 5.8 13.0a 8.7 14.2a 8.5 9.0 9.6 12.1 5.1 7.8 11.9 7.6 6.0 10.0 6.3 6.4
Crack 7.4 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * 40.9 * * 41.1 *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.6 1.1 2.2 3.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.9 5.2 6.1 6.9
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27.4a 37.3 39.7 39.8
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11.4 10.4 11.2 12.9
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.4 5.2 6.6 4.5
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.1 6.2 5.3 6.4
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 63.4a 62.9a 62.3a 63.0a 62.3a 61.3a 61.5a 61.0a 59.5 60.7a 60.7a 59.6 58.8 58.1 57.9 57.1 58.2
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 60.0 60.9 60.0 61.3
Cigars 10.5a 13.5a 12.0a 11.9a 13.6a 12.8a 14.2a 14.8a 16.2a 14.1a 16.0a 15.3a 14.4a 18.1 19.6 18.6 19.7
Alcohol 16.5 16.0 16.1 16.0 15.9 15.8 16.4 16.8a 15.5 15.5 15.9 15.5 16.2 15.5 15.3 15.5 15.5
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.3
SMOKED 1+ PACKS OF
CIGARETTES PER DAY
AMONG DAILY CIGARETTE
USERS4
53.1a 53.5a 54.0a 51.4a 50.6a 50.9a 49.2a 45.9a 45.1a 43.8a 42.0 41.3 40.3 41.1 41.1 41.2 39.6
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Includes only respondents who smoked cigarettes on each of the past 30 days.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
4 Respondents with missing data for number of cigarettes smoked per day were excluded from the analysis.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.27A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 12 to 17 and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 603a 482a 536a 400 434 427 421 452a 439 466a 425 451a 400 421 367 405 367
Cocaine 7 8 11 10 * 10 11a 6 2 * 2 * 8 2 3 * 2
Crack 6 6 3 * * 4 * 2 * * * * * * * * *
Heroin 4 3 6 * * * 2 2 * 12 * * 5 * * * 4
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2 3 2 3
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 6 12 10 4
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * 2 5 4
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 8 10 *
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5 8 6 *
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12 6 7 10
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 1,021a 904a 828a 704a 701a 659a 510a 511a 459a 440a 360a 271a 292a 208a 129 96 99
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 114 112 86 79
Cigars 78a 59 76a 57 58 44 52 62a 48 45 31 27 36 32 49 36 35
Alcohol 165a 137a 163a 136a 104a 121a 83a 108a 87a 77a 69a 55a 55a 55a 34 37 27
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 12 5 14 12
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
PAST MONTH USERS
                                 
Marijuana 603a 482a 536a 400 434 427 421 452a 439 466a 425 451a 400 421 367 405 367
Cocaine 7 8 * 10 1 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Crack * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * 4
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 8a 10a 1
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 1,021a 904a 828a 704a 701a 659a 510a 511a 459a 440a 360a 271a 292a 208a 129 96 99
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 114 112 86 79
Cigars 78a 59 76a 57 58 44 52 62a 48 45 31 27 36 32 49 36 35
Alcohol 165a 137a 163a 136a 104a 121a 83a 108a 87a 77a 69a 55a 55a 55a 34 37 27
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 12 5 14 12
SMOKED 1+ PACKS OF
CIGARETTES PER DAY
AMONG DAILY CIGARETTE
USERS4
221 199 160 142 125 123 93 91 76 65 38 32 35 16 * * *
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Includes only respondents who smoked cigarettes on each of the past 30 days.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
4 Respondents with missing data for number of cigarettes smoked per day were excluded from the analysis.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.27B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 12 to 17 and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 12 to 17: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 2.4a 1.9a 2.1a 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8a 1.8a 1.9a 1.7 1.8a 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5
Cocaine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 0.0
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * 0.0 * 0.0 * * * * * * * * *
Heroin 0.0 0.0 0.0 * * * 0.0 0.0 * 0.0 * * 0.0 * * * 0.0
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * 0.0 0.0 0.0
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 *
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 *
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 4.1a 3.6a 3.3a 2.8a 2.8a 2.6a 2.0a 2.1a 1.9a 1.8a 1.4a 1.1a 1.2a 0.8a 0.5 0.4 0.4
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3
Cigars 0.3a 0.2 0.3a 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3a 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Alcohol 0.7a 0.5a 0.6a 0.5a 0.4a 0.5a 0.3a 0.4a 0.4a 0.3a 0.3a 0.2a 0.2a 0.2a 0.1 0.1 0.1
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
PAST MONTH USERS
                                 
Marijuana 29.8a 24.4 28.1a 23.1 25.6 25.2 25.3 24.9 24.4 23.7 23.6 25.6 21.8 24.0 22.8 25.1 22.1
Cocaine 4.6 5.3 * 6.9 0.9 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Crack * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * *
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * * * 2.3
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.7 3.2 4.4a 0.6
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 31.8a 29.7a 27.6a 25.8a 26.5a 26.4a 22.3a 23.0a 22.5a 22.7a 22.0a 19.4 24.1a 20.0 15.0 12.2 14.7
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.0 31.8 25.6 28.4
Cigars 7.0 5.3 6.3 5.4 5.6 4.1a 5.5 6.3 6.1 5.3 4.8 4.8 6.9 6.3 10.9 7.5 8.5
Alcohol 3.8a 3.1a 3.7a 3.3a 2.5a 3.0a 2.3a 3.0a 2.6a 2.3a 2.2a 1.9 1.9 2.3 1.5 1.5 1.2
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.8 0.4 1.1 1.0
SMOKED 1+ PACKS OF
CIGARETTES PER DAY
AMONG DAILY CIGARETTE
USERS4
21.8 22.0 19.4 20.1 17.9 18.7 18.4 17.9 16.7 14.8 10.8 11.9 11.9 7.8 * * *
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Includes only respondents who smoked cigarettes on each of the past 30 days.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
4 Respondents with missing data for number of cigarettes smoked per day were excluded from the analysis.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.28A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 18 or Older and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 or Older: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 4,153a 4,412a 4,344a 4,689a 4,670a 4,672a 5,033a 5,729a 6,496a 6,608a 7,176a 7,693a 8,840a 8,820a 9,628a 10,424a 11,599
Cocaine 106 124 251a 200 342a 166 157 151 176 69 127 184 108 111 184 137 123
Crack 36 70 114 75 120 95 66 88 55 20 73 94 57 52 96 59 53
Heroin 94 54a 72 46a 187 80 91 46a 79 172 180 144 173 141 219 203 128
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 30 * 30 45
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 20 20 23 38
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 246a 247a 302 394
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 423 341 352 368
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 84 83 116 75
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 102 114 85 94
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29 39 39 *
Cigarettes2 37,717a 37,085a 36,516a 37,428a 37,631a 36,242a 36,278a 35,323a 34,259a 34,049a 34,577a 32,976a 32,179a 29,982a 29,573a 27,691 27,229
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5,285 5,224 5,063 4,811
Cigars 1,260a 1,672a 1,572a 1,566a 1,810a 1,655a 1,821a 1,910a 2,098 1,765a 2,121 1,870a 1,689a 2,226 2,352 2,301 2,376
Alcohol 19,580a 18,916a 19,324a 20,063a 19,789a 19,930a 21,089 21,788 20,270 20,555 21,475 21,207 22,538 21,367 20,927 21,815 21,651
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,844 2,662 2,904 2,899
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
PAST MONTH USERS
                                 
Marijuana 4,153a 4,412a 4,344a 4,689a 4,670a 4,672a 5,033a 5,729a 6,496a 6,608a 7,176a 7,693a 8,840a 8,820a 9,628a 10,424a 11,599
Cocaine 106 124 251a 200 342a 166 157 151 176 69 127 184 108 111 184 137 123
Crack 36 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 203 *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 30 12a 30 45
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 20 23 *
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 246a * 302 394
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 423 341 352 368
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 84 83 116 75
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 102 114 85 94
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 37,717a 37,085a 36,516a 37,428a 37,631a 36,242a 36,278a 35,323a 34,259a 34,049a 34,577a 32,976a 32,179a 29,982a 29,573a 27,691 27,229
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5,285 5,224 5,063 4,811
Cigars 1,260a 1,672a 1,572a 1,566a 1,810a 1,655a 1,821a 1,910a 2,098 1,765a 2,121 1,870a 1,689a 2,226 2,352 2,301 2,376
Alcohol 19,580a 18,916a 19,324a 20,063 19,789a 19,930a 21,089 21,788 20,270 20,555 21,475 21,207 22,538 21,367 20,927 21,815 21,651
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2,844 2,662 2,904 2,899
SMOKED 1+ PACKS OF
CIGARETTES PER DAY
AMONG DAILY CIGARETTE
USERS4
20,299a 20,085a 20,000a 19,431a 19,269a 18,630a 17,973a 16,342a 15,543a 15,029a 14,612a 13,689a 13,024a 12,364a 12,171a 11,402 10,790
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Includes only respondents who smoked cigarettes on each of the past 30 days.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
4 Respondents with missing data for number of cigarettes smoked per day were excluded from the analysis.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.28B – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 18 or Older and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 or Older: Percentages, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 2.0a 2.1a 2.0a 2.2a 2.1a 2.1a 2.2a 2.5a 2.8a 2.8a 3.1a 3.2a 3.7a 3.6a 3.9a 4.2a 4.7
Cocaine 0.1 0.1 0.1a 0.1 0.2a 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
Crack 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heroin 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0a 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0a 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 * 0.0 0.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 *
Cigarettes2 17.9a 17.4a 17.0a 17.2a 17.1a 16.3a 16.1a 15.5a 14.9a 14.6a 14.7a 13.9a 13.4a 12.3a 12.1a 11.2 10.9
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2a 2.1 2.0 1.9
Cigars 0.6a 0.8 0.7a 0.7a 0.8 0.7a 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8a 0.9 0.8 0.7a 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0
Alcohol 9.3 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.0 9.0 9.4a 9.6a 8.8 8.8 9.1 8.9 9.4a 8.8 8.6 8.8 8.7
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
PAST MONTH USERS
                                 
Marijuana 33.1a 34.8a 34.3a 36.4a 35.5a 36.6a 37.0a 38.2a 41.6 41.0a 42.1 42.6 43.4 43.1 43.0 42.7 44.6
Cocaine 5.7 5.9 13.3a 8.8 14.8a 8.4 8.9 9.6 12.5 5.3 7.8 12.2 7.3 6.1 10.0 6.4 6.4
Crack 6.7 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Heroin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 41.3 *
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 2.7 0.9 2.3 3.0
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 4.4 5.8 *
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27.8 * 39.9 40.1
Misuse of Pain Relievers1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.1 11.0 11.6 13.7
Misuse of Stimulants -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5 5.1 6.8 4.9
Misuse of Tranquilizers -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.0 6.2 5.3 6.0
Misuse of Sedatives -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- * * * *
Cigarettes2 65.1a 64.6a 64.2a 64.8a 63.9a 62.8a 63.0a 62.5a 60.9a 62.0a 61.9a 60.6 59.6 58.9 58.6 57.8 58.8
Smokeless Tobacco -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 61.3 62.1 61.4 62.5
Cigars 10.8a 14.3a 12.6a 12.4a 14.3a 13.5a 14.8a 15.5a 16.8a 14.7a 16.6a 15.8a 14.8a 18.6 19.9 19.1 20.1
Alcohol 17.0a 16.5 16.6 16.5 16.3 16.2 16.8a 17.2a 15.8 15.8 16.2 15.8 16.5 15.7 15.6 15.8 15.7
Binge Alcohol3 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.4
SMOKED 1+ PACKS OF
CIGARETTES PER DAY
AMONG DAILY CIGARETTE
USERS4
54.0a 54.3a 54.8a 52.0a 51.2a 51.5a 49.6a 46.4a 45.4a 44.1a 42.3 41.5 40.6 41.3 41.2 41.3 39.7
* = low precision; -- = not available; da = does not apply; nc = not comparable due to methodological changes; nr = not reported due to measurement issues.
NOTE: Some 2006 to 2010 estimates may differ from previously published estimates due to updates (see Section 3.3.5 in Chapter 3 of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological Summary and Definitions).
a The difference between this estimate and the 2018 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level. Rounding may make the estimates appear identical.
1 Prescription psychotherapeutic subtypes were revised in 2016; one effect was the comparability of codeine products between 2015 and 2016.
2 Includes only respondents who smoked cigarettes on each of the past 30 days.
3 Estimates of binge alcohol use include use by those who were heavy alcohol users.
4 Respondents with missing data for number of cigarettes smoked per day were excluded from the analysis.
Definitions: Measures and terms are defined in Appendix A.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2018.
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Table 7.29A – Daily or Almost Daily Use of Specific Substances in Past Month among all Persons Aged 18 to 25 and among Past Month Users of Specific Substances Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2018
Substance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
DAILY/ALMOST DAILY USE
IN PAST MONTH AMONG
TOTAL POPULATION
                                 
Marijuana 1,997a 2,079a 1,995a 2,096a 2,133a 2,071a 2,178a 2,476a 2,658a 2,676a 2,882a 2,817a 3,020 3,076 3,056 3,367 3,190
Cocaine 23 29 49a 25 44a 23 26 30 15 10 20 8 8 19 16 16 14
Crack 5 4 11 * 13 16 5 20 8 * 4 * 3 4 * 6 3
Heroin 10 9 8 26 9 18 24 14 29 54 52 48 33 41 40 55 25
Hallucinogens nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc 13 3 9 7
Inhalants nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc nc * 6 13 7
Methamphetamine -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 34 20 38 34
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