Drug addiction affects millions of people around the world. The most common types of illicit drugs that are used are marijuana, psychotherapeutic, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin.
The statistics also show the rate of illicit drug and alcohol use among people in different ages. It also displays the number of people aged 12 or older who have received treatment for substance abuse.
Facts and Statistics
- 23.9 million people in the U.S. used illegal drugs
- 9.5% youth aged 12 to 17 were current illegal drug users
- 52.1% of Americans reported being current drinkers of alcohol
- In 2012, 23.0% of people aged 12 or older were binge alcohol drinkers.
Number of people aged 12 or older who have receive treatment for substance abuse:
- Alcohol – 2,395,000
- Pain Relievers – 973,000
- Marijuana – 957,000
- Cocaine – 658,000
- Tranquilizers – 458,000
- Heroin – 450,000
- Hallucinogens – 366,000
- Stimulants – 357,000