Illicit Drug Use

Data are for the U.S.

Prevalence
  • Percent of persons aged 12 years and over with any illicit drug use in the past month: 11.7% (2018)
  • Percent of persons aged 12 years and over with any nonmedical use of a psychotherapeutic drug in the past month: 2.0% (2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 20 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

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Page last reviewed: March 1, 2021