NIDA uses multiple sources to monitor the prevalence and trends regarding drug use in the United States. The resources on this webpage cover a variety of drug-related issues, including information on drug use, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings. Read the DrugFacts.
- Drug Abuse Data from the Community Epidemiology Work Group (Archives)
- Economic Costs of Drug Abuse in the United States, 1992-2002 (PDF, 2.4MB) - Detailed description by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy of the societal costs of drug use
- NIDA for Teens: Lesson Plan: Analyzing Drug-Use Data from Monitoring the Future - Activity designed to help students in grades 7-12 understand how to obtain, analyze, and interpret data, and to argue from evidence
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - CDC
For older content, visit the Archived Trends & Statistics.
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Drug Abuse (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
- Healthfinder.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
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