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 26 years of age and older. 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 85%; past year as 65%; and past months as 50%; tobacco lifetime use 75%; past year 35%; and past months use at 29%; marijuana lifetime use 35%; past year 5%; and past months as 3%; cocaine lifetime use 12%; past year 2%; and past months 1%; hallucinogens lifetime use 10%; past year 0%; and past months 0%;
prescription lifetime use 13%; past year 3%; and past months 1%; and heroin lifetime use 1%; past year 0%; and past months 0%.
[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.]