Use of Illicit Drugs in United States

The information about nine different categories of illicit drug use was given by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Such drugs can be Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, and non medical prescription drugs pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants.

8 percent of the teens who are 12 years or older use illicit drugs in United States. There are few illicit drugs which are used:

Marijuana: This is the most commonly used illegal drug and 6 percentage of the population used this marijuana in the year of 2007 and 2008. High prevalence rates for illegal drug was shown by states in US. 9 states in United States are top in using Marijuana such as: Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

Cocaine: There is a reduction in cocaine use from 2.4 to 2.2 percent, from 2007 to 2008. This drug was used by individuals are 12 years and older.

Pain relievers: Here also reduction in the percent of users of the nonmedical use of prescription type pain relievers that is from 5.1 to 4.9 percent in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Other illegal drugs: Other illegal drugs such as heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants and prescription drugs, pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants. 3.6 percent of people used other illegal drugs among age 12 years and older in 2007 and 2009. There are four states on top in using other illicit drugs such as Colorado, District of Columbia, Oregon and Rhode Island.

The above information is about different illegal drugs use statistics in different states in United States.