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Drug use in the population of 12 years and ove in the USA and the Netherlands, 1997 and 2001

1997 Ever used Used past year Used past month
USA Netherlands USA Netherlands USA Netherlands
alcohol 81.9 90.2 64.1 82.5 51.4 73.3
tobacco 70.5* 67.9 32.7* 38.1 29.6* 34.3
cannabis 32.9 15.6 9 4.5 5.1 2.5
cocaine 10.5 2.1 1.9 0.6 0.7 0.2
inhalants 5.7 0.5 1.1 0.1 0.4 0.0
heroin 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.1 not measurable 0.0
Source: National Household Survey 1997 SAMHSA, Office of applied studies Washington DC.
M. Abraham, P. Cohen, M. De Winter: Licit and illicit drug use in the Netherlands, 1997 CEDRO/Mets&Schilt
2001 Ever used Used past year Used past month
USA Netherlands USA Netherlands USA Netherlands
alcohol 81.7 91.6 63.7 83.8 48.3 75.1
tobacco 71.4* 66.4 34.8* 34.6 29.5* 30.2
cannabis 36.9 17.0 9.3 5.0 5.4 3.0
cocaine 12.3 2.9 1.9 0.9 0.7 0.4
inhalants 8.1 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.1
heroin 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
*cigarettes only
Source: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2001 SAMHSA, Office of applied studies Washington DC.
M. Abraham, H. Kaal, P. Cohen: Licit and illicit drug use in the Netherlands, 2001 CEDRO/Mets&Schilt
Last update: May 25, 2016