Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
13.4 percent (2019)
12.0 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported use of illicit drugs in the past 30 days in 2018
Reduce the proportion of adults reporting use of any illicit drugs during the past 30 days
Drug use in adults has increased in recent years and can cause pregnancy complications, overdose, and death. Behavioral therapy and medications for addiction treatment can reduce drug use. School- and family-based programs that delay and reduce drug use in adolescents can also help reduce the proportion of adults who use drugs.
Topic: Drug and Alcohol Use
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup