illegal illicit drug use statistics

Illicit Drug Use Statistics

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Annual spending on cocaine, heroin, pot and meth$105,000,000,000
Annual number of people who try an illicit drug for the first time2,950,000
Annual number of emergency-room visits related to drug use2,550,000
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DrugPriceUsers10 Year IncreaseAddictiveness *Emergency Care
Hallucinogens
Ecstasy$25 per pill2,600,00023 %2022,000
Marijuana$18 per gram32,000,00025 %30456,000
PCP$13 per gram172,000- 21 %3076,0000
Inhalants$10 per spray can1,700,000- 18 %1810,000
LSD$5 per paper strip1,100,00089 %05,000
Opioids
Heroin$93 per gram669,000113 %80258,000
Oxycodone$29 per pill1,500,00022 %40151,000
Stimulants
Methamphetamine$98 per gram1,200,000- 28 %75103,000
Cocaine$73 per gram3,800,000- 17 %50130,000
Crack$20 per rock921,000- 34 %100375,000
Tranquilizers
Benzodiazepines$6 per pill6,100,00020 %50358,000
*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: August 5, 2017

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