Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs, 1999 Ages 26 and Older
The graph reflects use of alcohol and other drugs according to the 1999 National Household Survey, amongst those 18-25 years of age. The vertical axis runs from zero to 90 percent and the horizontal line reflects measures of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, and heroin according to lifetime use, past year use, and past months of use.
The following are visual approximations of the bar graph:
For alcohol, lifetime use is reported as 84%; past year as 76%; and past months as 58%; tobacco lifetime use 73%; past year 55%; and past months use at 45%; marijuana lifetime use 48%; past year 25%; and past months as 15%; cocaine lifetime use 12%; past year 5%; and past months 2%; hallucinogens lifetime use 19%; past year 6%; and past months 2%;
prescription lifetime use 21%; past year 10%; and past months 4%; and heroin lifetime use 2%; past year 1%; and past months 1%.
[Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (1999a). Summary of Findings From the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Rockville, MD: Department of Health and Human Services.]