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What I've atempted to do here is to create a level playing field in the drug war debate. As it turns out though, the data are actually more of an atomic bomb against continuing the drug war than a "level" playing field. In the face of the data itself, there is simply no contest and no excuse to continue the drug war -- look at it yourself. Then email this page to your favorite politicians, television and radio stations, internet forums, and alternative media sites, traditional newspaper and magazine publishers, all your friends and family members, and anyone else you can think of.

Every day that passes brings more innocent blood to the hands of every single person pressing for continuing this war against our own citizens. It is well past time to start raising some serious hell and put an end to this nonsense forever.

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Analysis Drug Induced Death MTF Across 12th, College and Age 19 to 28
Arrest Overview Drug War Headlines MTF Within HS Graduating Class Cohorts
DAWN Overview Federal Measures of Success NSDUH Overview
DAWN Episodes Intoxicant Induced Death NSDUH First Time Users
DAWN Mentions MTF Age 19 to 28 Opinion Pieces
DAWN - Alcohol MTF College Site Navigation
DAWN - Cocaine MTF 12th Grade TEDS Overview
DAWN - Heroin MTF 10th Grade TEDS 12 to 17 Year Olds
DAWN - Marijuana MTF 8th Grade Traffic Safety Measures
Drug Law Arrests MTF Across 8th, 10th and 12th Workplace Safety Measures


Overview of Arrest Data (1970 - 2004)

Total Arrests & Drug Law Arrests

Distribution of Arrests by Type

Alcohol Arrests - Distribution by Offense Type

Property Crime Arrests - Distribution by Offense Type

Violent Crime Arrests - Distribution by Offense Type

Intoxicant Related Arrests in Context


Detailed Drug Arrest Data (1970 - 2004)

Drug Law Violations - Distribution by Offense Type

Number and Distribution of Drug Law Arrests by Drug Type

Number and Distribution of Drug Law Arrests by Age Group

Heroin/Cocaine Arrests Overview

Distribution of Heroin/Cocaine Arrests by Offense Type

Heroin/Cocaine Arrests vs Overall Drug Law Arrests

Marijuana Arrests Overview

Distribution of Marijuana Arrests by Offense Type

Marijuana Arrests vs Overall Drug Law Arrests

Overview of "Other" Drug Arrests

Distribution of "Other" Drug Arrests

"Other" Drug Arrests vs Overall Drug Law Arrests

Overview of Synthetic Drug Arrests

Distribution of Synthetic Drug Arrests

Synthetic Drug Arrests vs Overall Drug Law Arrests


Costs of Drug War (2005 Update)

Definitions of ONDCP Drug Use Cost Categorizations

Breakdown of Drug Related Health Care Costs

Breakdown of Lost Productivity Costs

Breakdown of "Other" Costs of Drug Use

Categorization of Costs of Drug War vs Costs of Drug Use


Federal Measures of "Success"

Federal Drug War Budget vs Use Overview

Federal Drug War Spending vs Lifetime Use Rates (1981 - 2004)

Federal Drug War Spending vs Annual Use Rates (1981 - 2004)

Federal Drug War Spending vs Past Month Use Rates (1981 - 2004)

Federal Drug War Spending vs New Use Rates (1981 - 2003)

Trends in Drug Consumption

Trends in Consumer Drug Spending (1988 - 2000)

Federal Drug Seizures - Cumulative Pounds Seized (1989 - 2003)

Trends in Cocaine, Heroin and Marijuana Seizures (1989 - 2003)

Trends in Drug Prices (1981 - 2002)

Trends in Drug Purity (1981 - 2002)


The Battle Over Cocaine

Cocaine Seizures vs Consumption

Trends in Cocaine Prices (1981 - 2002)

Trends in Cocaine Purity (1981 - 2002)


The Battle Over Heroin

Heroin Seizures vs Consumption

Trends in Heroin Prices (1981 - 2002)

Trends in Heroin Purity (1981 - 2002)


The Battle Over Marijuana

Marijuana Seizures vs Consumption

Trends in Marijuana Prices (1981 - 2002)

Marijuana Eradication

Trends in THC Content of Seized Marijuana Samples (1972 - 2004)

Distribution of Seized Marijuana Samples by Product Type


The Battle Over Methamphetamines

Trends in Methamphetamine Prices (1981 - 2002)

Trends in Methamphetamine Purity (1981 - 2002)


Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

DAWN Overview Navigation Page (1995 - 2002)

DAWN Distribution by Major Drugs of Abuse vs Other Drugs

DAWN Mentions Overview - Major Substances of Abuse (1 of 2)

DAWN Mentions (%) Overview - Major Substances of Abuse (1 of 2)

DAWN Mentions Overview - Major Substances of Abuse (2 of 2)

DAWN Mentions (%) Overview - Major Substances of Abuse (2 of 2)

DAWN Mentions Overview - Other Substances of Abuse

DAWN Mentions (%) Overview - Other Substances of Abuse

DAWN Mentions Overview - Psychotherapeutic Agents

DAWN Mentions (%) Overview - Psychotherapeutic Agents

DAWN Major Drugs of Abuse: Multi-drug Mentions

DAWN Multi-drug Mentions: Major Substances of Abuse (1 of 2)

DAWN Multi-drug Mentions (%): Major Substances of Abuse(1 of 2)

DAWN Multi-drug Mentions: Major Substances of Abuse (2 of 2)

DAWN Multi-drug Mentions (%): Major Substances of Abuse (2 of 2)

DAWN Major Drugs of Abuse: Single-drug Mentions

DAWN Single-drug Mentions: Major Substances of Abuse (1 of 2)

DAWN Single-drug Mentions (%): Major Substances of Abuse (1 of 2)

DAWN Single-drug Mentions: Major Substances of Abuse (2 of 2)

DAWN Single-drug Mentions (%): Major Substances of Abuse (2 of 2)


DAWN Episodes

Overview of DAWN ED Drug Epsiodes (1995 - 2002)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Distribution by Age

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Distribution by Age (%)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Drug Use Concomitance

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Drug Use Concomitance (%)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Patient Disposition

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Patient Disposition (%)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Patient Ethnicity

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Patient Ethnicity (%)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- by Gender

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- by Gender (%)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Reason for ED Visit

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Reason for ED Visit (%)

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Drug Use Motive

DAWN ED Drug Episodes -- Drug Use Motive (%)


DAWN Mentions

Overview of DAWN ED Drug Mentions (1995 - 2002)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Distribution by Age

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Distribution by Age (%)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Drug Use Concomitance

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Drug Use Concomitance (%)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Patient Disposition

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Patient Disposition (%)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity (%)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- by Gender

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- by Gender (%)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit (%)

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Drug Use Motive

DAWN ED Drug Mentions -- Drug Use Motive (%)


DAWN by Drug - Alcohol

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions Overview (1995 - 2002)

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Distribution by Age

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Distribution by Age (%)

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Patient Disposition

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Patient Disposition (%)

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity (%)

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- by Gender

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- by Gender (%)

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit (%)

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Drug Use Motive

DAWN ED Alcohol Mentions -- Drug Use Motive (%)


DAWN by Drug - Cocaine

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions Overview (1995 - 2002)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Drug Use Concomitance

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Drug Use Concomitance (%)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Distribution by Age

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Distribution by Age (%)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Patient Disposition

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Patient Disposition (%)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity (%)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- by Gender

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- by Gender (%)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit (%)

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Drug Use Motive

DAWN ED Cocaine Mentions -- Drug Use Motive (%)


DAWN by Drug - Heroin

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions Overview (1995 - 2002)

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions vs All Drug Mentions

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Drug Use Concomitance

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Distribution by Age

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Distribution by Age (%)

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Patient Disposition

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Patient Disposition (%)

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity (%)

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- by Gender

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- by Gender (%)

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit (%)

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Drug Use Motive

DAWN ED Heroin Mentions -- Drug Use Motive (%)


DAWN by Drug - Marijuana

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions Overview (1995 - 2002)

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions vs All Drug Mentions

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Drug Use Concomitance

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Distribution by Age

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Distribution by Age (%)

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Patient Disposition

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Patient Disposition (%)

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Patient Ethnicity (%)

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- by Gender

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- by Gender (%)

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Reason for ED Visit (%)

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Drug Use Motive

DAWN ED Marijuana Mentions -- Drug Use Motive (%)


Drugs and Mortality

Overview of Drug Induced Deaths

Overview of Accidental Poisoning by Drugs

Drug Induced Deaths Due to Accidental Poisoning From Analgesics

Accidental Poisoning Deaths From CNS and ANS Agents

Accidental Poisoning by Other Drugs

Drug Induced Deaths - Accidental Poisoning by Other Psychotropic Drugs

Drug Induced Deaths - Suicide by Drug


Recreational Intoxicant Induced Deaths

Recreational Intoxicant Deaths Overview

Alcohol Induced Deaths

Amphetamine Induced Deaths

Cocaine Induced Deaths

Glue or Absinthe Induced Deaths

Hallucinogen Induced Deaths

Marijuana Induced Deaths

Marijuana Induced Deaths by Age Group

Marijuana Induced Deaths by Gender and Race

Opiate Induced Deaths

Tobacco Induced Deaths


Monitoring the Future (MTF)

Monitoring the Future (MTF) Main Navigation Page


Trends Among 8th Grade Students (1991 - 2008)

Overview of 8th Grade Students Drug Use Trends


Trends Among 10th Grade Students (1991 - 2008)

Overview of 10th Grade Students Drug Use Trends


Trends Among 12th Grade Students (1975 - 2008)

Overview of 12th Grade Students Drug Use Trends


MTF - HS Graduating Class Cohort Drug Use Data (classes of 1995 - 2008)

Within Cohort Drug Use Overview


Alcohol

Overview of Alcohol Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Alcohol Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Alcohol Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Alcohol Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Amphetamine

Overview of Amphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Amphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Amphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Amphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Any Illicit Drug Use

Overview of Any Illicit Drug Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Any Illicit Drug Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Any Illicit Drug Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Any Illicit Drug Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Use of Any Illicit Drug Except Marijuana

Overview of Use of Any Illicit Drug Except Marijuana Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Use of Any Illicit Drug Except Marijuana Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Use of Any Illicit Drug Except Marijuana Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Use of Any Illicit Drug Except Marijuana Within HS Cohort Groups


Cigarette

Overview of Cigarette Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Cigarette Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Cigarette Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Cocaine

Overview of Cocaine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Cocaine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Cocaine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Cocaine Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Crack

Overview of Crack Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Crack Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Crack Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Crack Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Ecstasy

Overview of Ecstasy Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Ecstasy Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Ecstasy Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Ecstasy Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Hallucinogens

Overview of Hallucinogen Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Hallucinogen Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Hallucinogen Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Hallucinogen Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Heroin

Overview of Heroin Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Heroin Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Heroin Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Heroin Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Inhalants

Overview of Inhalant Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Inhalant Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Inhalant Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Inhalant Use Within HS Cohort Groups


LSD

Overview of LSD Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime LSD Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year LSD Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month LSD Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Marijuana

Overview of Marijuana Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Marijuana Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Marijuana Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Marijuana Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Methamphetamine

Overview of Methamphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Methamphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Methamphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Methamphetamine Use Within HS Cohort Groups


Tranquilizer

Overview of Tranquilizer Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Lifetime Tranquilizer Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Year Tranquilizer Use Within HS Cohort Groups

Past Month Tranquilizer Use Within HS Cohort Groups


MTF - Comparisons of Drug Use Trends Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades (1990 - 2008)

Overview of Drug Use Rates Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grade Students


Alcohol

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Alcohol Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Alcohol Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Alcohol Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Alcohol Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Amphetamines

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Amphetamine Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Amphetamine Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Amphetamine Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Amphetamine Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Cocaine

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Cocaine Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Cocaine Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Cocaine Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Cocaine Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Crack

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Crack Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Crack Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Crack Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Crack Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Ecstasy

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Ecstasy Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Ecstasy Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Ecstasy Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Ecstasy Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Hallucinogens

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Hallucinogens Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Hallucinogen Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Hallucinogen Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Hallucinogen Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Heroin

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Heroin Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Heroin Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Heroin Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Heroin Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Inhalants

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Inhalants Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Inhalant Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Inhalant Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Inhalant Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


LSD

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month LSD Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime LSD Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year LSD Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month LSD Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Marijuana

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Marijuana Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Marijuana Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Marijuana Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Marijuana Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Tranquilizers

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Tranquilizer Use Across 8th, 10th and 12th Grades

Comparison of Lifetime Tranquilizer Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Year Tranquilizer Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students

Comparison of Past Month Tranquilizer Use Among 8th, 10th & 12th Grade Students


Trends Among College Students (1980 - 2008)

Overview of College Students Drug Use Trends


Trends Among Those Age 19 to 28 (1986 - 2008)

Overview of Drug Use Trends Among Those Age 19 to 28


MTF - Comparisons of Drug Use Trends Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28 (1986 - 2008)

Overview of Drug Use Rates Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Alcohol

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Alcohol Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Alcohol Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Alcohol Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Alcohol Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Amphetamines

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Amphetamine Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Amphetamine Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Amphetamine Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Amphetamine Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Cocaine

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Cocaine Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Cocaine Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Cocaine Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Cocaine Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Crack

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Crack Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Crack Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Crack Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Crack Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Ecstasy

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Ecstasy Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Ecstasy Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Ecstasy Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Ecstasy Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Hallucinogens

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Hallucinogens Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Hallucinogen Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Hallucinogen Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Hallucinogen Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Heroin

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Heroin Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Heroin Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Heroin Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Heroin Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Inhalants

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Inhalants Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Inhalant Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Inhalant Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Inhalant Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


LSD

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month LSD Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime LSD Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year LSD Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month LSD Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Marijuana

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Marijuana Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Marijuana Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Marijuana Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Marijuana Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Other Narcotic Pills

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Other Narcotic Pills Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Other Narcotic Pills Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Other Narcotic Pills Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Other Narcotic Pills Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Sedatives

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Sedatives Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Sedatives Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Sedatives Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Sedatives Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


Tranquilizers

Overview of Lifetime, Past Year and Past Month Tranquilizer Use Across 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Lifetime Tranquilizer Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Year Tranquilizer Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28

Comparison of Past Month Tranquilizer Use Among 12th Grade, College and Age 19 to 28


National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

NSDUH Overall Trends in Substance Use (1979 - 2008)

NSDUH Trends in Lifetime Substance Use

NSDUH Trends in Past Month Substance Use

NSDUH Trends in Past Year Substance Use

Past Year Drug Use Among 12 to 17 Year Olds


Alcohol

Overall Trends in Alcohol Use

Number of Alcohol Users

(%) Alcohol Users


Cocaine

Overall Trends in Cocaine Use

Numbers of Cocaine Users

(%) Cocaine Users


Crack

Overall Trends in Crack Use

Numbers of Crack Users

(%) Crack Users


Hallucinogens

Overall Trends in Hallucinogens Use

Numbers of Hallucinogens Users

(%) Hallucinogens Users


Heroin

Overall Trends in Heroin Use

Numbers of Heroin Users

(%) Heroin Users


Inhalants

Overall Trends in Inhalants Use

Numbers of Inhalants Users

(%) Inhalants Users


Marijuana

Overall Trends in Marijuana Use

Numbers of Marijuana Users

(%) Marijuana Users


NSDUH - Trends in Initiation of Use (1965 - 2003)

Overview of Trends in Initiation of Substance Use

Trends in Number of New Drug Users

Trends in Age of First Use

Patterns of First Time Users by Age Group and Drug

Overview Comparison First Time Users of Substances

Cumulative New Users of Intoxicating Substances by Age Group


Drug by Drug

First Time Users of Alcohol

First Time Users of Cocaine

First Time Users of Crack

First Time Users of Ecstasy

First Time Users of Hallucinogens

First Time Users of Heroin

First Time Users of Inhalants

First Time Users of LSD

First Time Users of Marijuana

First Time Users of Methamphetamines

First Time Users of Pain-Relievers

First Time Users of PCP

First Time Users of Sedatives

First Time Users of Stimulants

First Time Users of Tranquilizers


Treatment Episode Data Sets (TEDS)

Treatment Episode Data Sets Overview

Drug Treatment Admissions - Distribution by Age

Drug Treatment Admissions - Distribution by Age (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions - Distribution by Ethnicity

Drug Treatment Admissions - Distribution by Ethnicity (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions - Distribution by Gender

Drug Treatment Admissions - Distribution by Gender (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions - Major Drugs

Drug Treatment Admissions - Major Drugs (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions - Other Drugs

Drug Treatment Admissions - Other Drugs (%)


TEDS - 12 to 17 Age Demographic

Treatment Episode Data Sets Overview (12 - 17 year olds)

Alcohol and Marijuana Drug Treatment Admissions Among 12 - 17 Year Olds

Alcohol and Marijuana Drug Treatment Admissions Among 12 - 17 Year Olds (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions Among 12 - 17 Year Olds by Drug

Drug Treatment Admissions Among 12 - 17 Year Olds by Drug (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions Referral Source Among 12 - 17 Year Olds

Drug Treatment Admissions Referral Source Among 12 - 17 Year Olds (%)

Drug Treatment Admissions From Criminal Justice System Referrals Among 12 - 17 Year Olds

Drug Treatment Admissions From Criminal Justice System Referrals Among 12 - 17 Year Olds (%)


Highway Traffic Data

Overview of Highway Traffic Data

Highway Traffic Data Measures(1966 - 2003)

Traffic Crashes by Type (1988 - 2003)

Highway Traffic Crash Fatalities (1966 - 2003)

Traffic Fatality Rates (1988 - 2003)


Workplace Injuries & Fatalities

Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Overview

Trends in Workplace Injuries (1976 - 1997)

Trends in Workplace Injury Rates (1973 - 2001)

Trends in Workplace Fatalities (1980 - 2002)

Trends in Workplace Fatality Rates (1980 - 2002)


Drugs in the Headlines Over the Past Century

100 years of Headlines (909 kb)

Addicts and Addiction

Aw Crap We're Losing

Cocaine

'Crack Babies' Through the Years

Drugs as a Weapon

Drugs and the Workplace

"Educating" People About Drugs

Hooray We're Winning

Making Drugs Sound Scary

Marijuana -- Menace or Medicine?

Oh Yes, 'The Children'

Reefer Madness Indeed!

So Many Questions

World's Longest War


What They've Said Through the Years About:

Drug Exposed Babies

Drug Use "Epidemics"

Marijuana Potency

Meth Epidemics


Top Level Navigation & General Purpose Pages

Alcohol Overview

Cocaine Overview

Crack Overview

Ecstasy Overview

Hallucinogens Overview

Heroin Overview

Inhalants Overview

LSD Overview

Marijuana Overview

(Meth)Amphetamine Overview

PCP Overview

Sedative Overview

Tranquilizer Overview


Analysis and Commentary

Abject Failure of Drug War

Analysis of Emergency Department Drug Episodes

Assessing the "Gateway" Theory

Big List of Accidental vs Drug Induced Death

Comparing ED Drug Epsiodes to Sports Injuries

"Dangers" of Marijuana

Details of Cannabis "Related" Deaths (2001)

Drug Use and Possible Negative Consequences Among 12 to 17 Year Olds

Drug War Costs Over Three Times the Alleged Costs of Drug Use (2005 Update)

Exposing the Myths About the "Costs" of Drug Use (2005 Update)

Getting the Facts About Drug Induced Deaths

Have You Had Enough Drug War Yet?

Having Seizures Isn't Helping

Legal Drugs Kill Way More People than Illegal Ones

Marijuana Mentions in the Emergency Department

Modern Day Superweed

They Died From Pot! Oops, Nevermind

Trying to Arrest Away Drug Use Isn't Working


Opinion Pieces

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Cheech & Chong Medicine or Monty Python Warfare?

College Students and Alcohol: Let's Try Teaching Them

Don Quixote is Alive and Well

Drug Czar -- Rumpelstiltskin is Thy Name

Drug Testing Students

Drugs Kill People: But Not Very Many of Them

"Gateway?" More Like Roadblock!

‘Good, old days’ of Prohibition not so old after all

I Want a New Drug

Illegal Drug Use "Causes" Crime -- Right?

Kids & Drug Testing

Kids and Pot: Scary? Not!

Knowing When to Say When: Game Over in the War on Drugs

Lies, Damn Lies and Eighth Graders

Of Vice & Men

One Man's Medicine

Self-inflicted Highs

Sending a Message

Three Reasons Why the Drugwar Can Never Be "Won"

Tilting at Pipes

Time for a "War on Fat"

Today’s Modern "Super-weed"

Too many Wars

Who's Smoking What?

Whose Body is it Then?

Why Anti-drug Advertising Doesn't Actually "Work"

Why Stop Short With Banning Rock Records?


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