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Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older

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Type of drugEver usedCurrent user
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Marijuana and hashish27.9%30.5%32.0%13.2%5.4%4.7%
Cocaine8.611.210.32.60.90.8
Inhalantsn.a.5.75.6n.a.0.40.4
Hallucinogens8.97.99.71.90.40.6
Heroin1.30.81.10.10.1
Stimulantsn.a.5.54.7n.a.0.60.4
Sedativesn.a.2.82.3n.a.0.20.1
Tranquilizersn.a.4.03.6n.a.0.60.4
Analgesicsn.a.6.35.5n.a.0.90.9
Alcohol88.582.282.663.252.651.0
Cigarettesn.a.75.471.6n.a.32.628.9

Current users are those who used drugs at least once within month prior to this study.

Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.

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