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National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for Ages 12 or Older, Ages 12 to 17, Ages 18 to 25, and Ages 26 or Older; 2012 - 2014 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period Ages 12 or Older Ages 12 to 17 Ages 18 to 25 Ages 26 or Older
2012 2013 2014 2012 2013 2014 2012 2013 2014 2012 2013 2014
Alcohol Lifetime 82.30 [81.50] 82.10 [32.40] 30.80 29.60 84.40 83.80 83.40 88.10 87.30 88.30
Past Year 66.70 66.30 66.60 [26.30] [24.60] 24.00 77.40 76.80 76.50 69.90 69.60 70.10
Past Month 52.10 52.20 52.70 12.90 [11.60] 11.50 60.20 59.60 59.60 55.60 55.90 56.50
Cigarettes (any use) Lifetime 61.90 61.80 61.00 [17.40] [15.70] 14.20 [59.50] [57.90] 56.10 67.90 68.10 67.50
Past Year 26.10 25.30 24.80 [11.80] [10.30] 8.90 41.00 [39.50] 37.70 25.30 24.60 24.60
Past Month 22.10 [21.30] 20.80 [6.60] [5.60] 4.90 [31.80] 30.60 28.40 22.40 21.60 21.50
Smokeless Tobacco Lifetime 17.70 17.60 17.10 6.40 6.00 5.70 19.90 20.30 19.40 18.70 18.50 18.10
Past Year 4.60 4.50 4.40 [3.90] 4.10 3.80 9.00 9.30 8.80 4.00 3.80 3.70
Past Month 3.50 3.40 3.30 2.10 2.00 2.00 5.50 5.80 5.60 3.30 3.10 3.00
Illicit Drugs Lifetime 48.00 48.60 49.20 [24.20] 23.30 23.30 57.80 57.00 57.90 49.30 50.20 50.80
Past Year [16.00] 15.90 [16.70] [17.90] 17.20 17.40 36.30 35.80 36.10 [12.20] 12.30 [13.30]
Past Month 9.20 9.40 [10.20] 9.50 [8.80] 9.40 21.30 21.50 22.00 [7.00] 7.30 [8.30]
Cocaine Lifetime 14.50 14.30 14.80 [1.10] 0.90 0.90 12.30 11.60 11.10 16.50 16.50 17.10
Past Year [1.80] 1.60 1.70 0.70 [0.50] 0.70 4.60 4.40 4.60 [1.40] 1.20 1.40
Past Month 0.60 0.60 0.60 [0.10] 0.20 0.20 1.10 1.10 1.40 [0.60] 0.50 0.50
Crack Cocaine Lifetime 3.50 3.40 3.60 0.10 0.10 0.10 1.90 1.60 1.60 4.20 4.10 4.30
Past Year [0.40] [0.20] 0.30 0.10 0.00 0.10 0.40 0.30 0.40 [0.40] 0.30 0.30
Past Month [0.20] 0.10 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.20 0.20
Hallucinogens Lifetime 14.60 15.10 15.00 3.30 [2.80] 2.50 17.60 17.60 16.60 15.40 16.20 16.20
Past Year 1.70 1.70 [1.60] 2.20 1.90 1.70 6.50 6.70 6.30 [0.80] 0.80 0.80
Past Month 0.40 0.50 0.40 0.60 0.60 0.50 1.70 1.80 1.40 [0.20] 0.30 0.30
LSD Lifetime 9.10 9.40 9.40 1.00 0.90 [1.20] 5.90 6.50 7.00 10.70 11.00 10.90
Past Year 0.40 0.40 0.50 0.60 0.60 [0.90] 1.80 2.00 2.30 [0.10] 0.10 0.10
Past Month 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 [0.20] 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.00 0.00 0.10
MDMA Lifetime [6.20] [6.80] 6.60 [2.00] [1.50] [1.20] 12.90 12.80 12.00 [5.60] [6.40] 6.40
Past Year 1.00 1.00 0.90 [1.20] 0.90 0.70 4.10 4.00 3.50 [0.50] 0.50 0.50
Past Month 0.20 0.30 0.20 0.30 0.20 0.20 1.00 0.90 0.80 0.10 0.10 0.10
Heroin Lifetime 1.80 1.80 1.80 0.20 0.20 0.10 1.90 1.80 2.00 1.90 2.00 2.00
Past Year 0.30 0.30 [0.30] 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.80 0.70 0.80 0.20 0.20 [0.30]
Past Month 0.10 0.10 [0.20] 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.10 [0.20]
Inhalants Lifetime 8.10 8.00 8.00 [6.50] [5.30] 5.30 8.40 [7.50] 7.00 8.30 8.40 8.50
Past Year 0.70 0.60 0.60 [2.60] 1.90 2.10 1.40 1.40 1.10 0.30 0.30 0.40
Past Month 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.80 [0.50] 0.60 0.40 0.30 0.20 0.10 0.10 0.20
Marijuana/ Hashish Lifetime 42.80 43.70 44.20 17.00 16.40 16.40 52.20 51.90 52.60 44.40 45.70 46.10
Past Year [12.10] 12.60 [13.20] 13.50 13.40 13.10 31.50 31.60 31.90 [8.60] 9.20 [10.10]
Past Month 7.30 7.50 [8.40] [7.20] 7.10 7.40 18.70 19.10 19.60 5.30 5.60 [6.60]
Methamphetamine Lifetime 4.70 4.70 4.90 0.60 0.50 [0.70] 3.10 3.00 3.00 5.50 5.50 5.70
Past Year 0.40 0.50 0.50 0.30 0.30 0.40 [1.00] 0.90 1.00 0.40 0.40 0.40
Past Month 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.30 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
PCP Lifetime 2.50 2.50 2.40 0.40 [0.20] 0.20 1.00 0.90 0.90 3.00 3.00 2.90
Past Year 0.10 [0.00] 0.00 0.20 0.10 0.10 0.20 [0.10] 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00
Past Month 0.00 0.00 ^ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 ^
Tranquilizers Lifetime [9.10] 9.00 9.40 2.80 [2.30] 2.70 12.80 12.00 12.50 [9.20] 9.20 9.70
Past Year [2.30] [2.00] 2.00 1.80 [1.40] 1.70 2.00 4.50 4.10 [1.90] 1.70 1.60
Past Month 0.80 [0.60] 0.70 0.60 [0.40] 0.40 1.60 1.20 1.20 0.70 0.60 0.70
Psychotherapeutics (Nonmedical Use) Lifetime [20.90] 20.30 20.50 10.00 [8.80] 9.20 28.10 [26.60] 26.30 [21.00] 20.60 20.90
Past Year [6.40] [5.80] 5.60 6.60 [5.80] 6.20 [13.70] [12.20] 11.80 [5.10] 4.80 4.50
Past Month 2.60 2.50 2.50 2.80 [2.20] [2.60] 5.30 4.80 4.40 2.10 2.10 2.10
Pain Relievers Lifetime [14.20] [13.50] 13.60 8.30 [7.30] 7.30 22.40 [20.80] 20.00 [13.60] 13.00 13.30
Past Year [4.80] [4.20] [3.90] [5.30] [4.60] 4.70 10.10 [8.80] [7.80] [3.80] 3.40 3.10
Past Month 1.90 1.70 1.60 2.20 [1.70] 1.90 3.80 [3.30] 2.80 1.50 1.50 1.40
Sedatives Lifetime 3.10 2.90 3.00 0.70 [0.50] [0.80] 1.20 1.30 1.30 3.70 3.40 3.50
Past Year 0.20 0.20 0.30 0.30 0.30 [0.50] 0.30 0.40 0.40 0.20 0.20 0.20
Past Month 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.10 0.10 0.10
Stimulants Lifetime 8.30 8.30 8.50 2.00 1.80 2.10 9.80 9.40 9.00 8.80 8.80 9.20
Past Year [1.30] 1.30 1.40 1.30 1.10 [1.50] [3.90] 3.70 3.90 0.80 0.90 1.00
Past Month 0.50 0.50 0.60 0.50 0.30 [0.70] 1.20 1.30 1.20 0.30 0.40 0.50