Illicit Drug Use Statistics

Illicit Drug Statistics Data
Annual spending on cocaine, heroin, pot and meth $105,000,000,000
Annual number of people who try an illicit drug for the first time 2,950,000
Annual number of emergency-room visits related to drug use 2,550,000
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Drug Price Users 10 Year Increase Addictiveness * Emergency Care
Hallucinogens
Ecstasy $25 per pill 2,600,000 23 % 20 22,000
Marijuana $18 per gram 32,000,000 25 % 30 456,000
PCP $13 per gram 172,000 - 21 % 30 76,0000
Inhalants $10 per spray can 1,700,000 - 18 % 18 10,000
LSD $5 per paper strip 1,100,000 89 % 0 5,000
Opioids
Heroin $93 per gram 669,000 113 % 80 258,000
Oxycodone $29 per pill 1,500,000 22 % 40 151,000
Stimulants
Methamphetamine $98 per gram 1,200,000 - 28 % 75 103,000
Cocaine $73 per gram 3,800,000 - 17 % 50 130,000
Crack $20 per rock 921,000 - 34 % 100 375,000
Tranquilizers
Benzodiazepines $6 per pill 6,100,000 20 % 50 358,000
*Addictiveness 0 = Least, 100 = Most
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Department of Justice, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, London School of Economics
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

Illicit Drug Use Statistics

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