Latest Statistics From SAMHSA
The Rise of Drug Use In Adults Ages 26-49
While young adults ages 18-25 have the highest rates of drug use across the board, drug use among adults ages 26-49 is on the rise:
The percentage of adults age 26 and older using marijuana daily or almost daily has nearly doubled since 2015.
Cocaine use and death rates have risen; cocaine-involved overdose rates in the U.S. have risen annually since 2012.
Meth use is on the rise and overdose death rates climbed more than five-fold for those ages 25 to 54 between 2011 and 2018.
The nation remains in a prescription and illicit opioids crisis, as 81,230 drug overdose deaths occurred in the U.S.—the highest single year ever reported—in the 12 months ending in May 2020; most of the overdose deaths involved a prescription or illicit opioid.
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