National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

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Measures the prevalence of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco among the civilian, non-institutionalized population over 12 years old. Covers: marijuana; cocaine; inhalants, hallucinogens and heroin; nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs; alcohol; cigarettes and smokeless tobacco; problems associated with alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use; drug use patterns; special topics (drug use by family income, health insurance status, and welfare assistance, prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse treatment, prevalence of anabolic steroid and qiceq use). Over 100 tables.use (43%), feeling they needed or were dependent on cocaine (16%), and needing larger amounts to get the same effect (16%). ... age, from more than one in three (34%) of the 18- to 25-year-olds to fewer than one in four (24%) of those 35 and older. ... age groups: aquot;used every dayaquot; was affirmed by more than half of the oldest group versus a third of the younger groups (54% and 34%, respectively).

Title:National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
Author:Wai Choy, Dean R. Gerstein, Felicia Gray, Rashna Ghadialy
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1998-04-01


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