According to the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, during the latter half of the 1990s, heroin initiation rates rose to a level not reached since the 1970s. In 1974, there were an estimated 246,000 heroin initiates. Between 1988 and 1994, the annual number of new users ranged from 28,000 to 80,000. Between 1995 and 2001, the number of new heroin users was consistently greater than 100,000. Overall, approximately 3.7 million Americans reported using heroin at least once in their lifetime.
Among youths aged 12 to 17 in 2009, males had higher rates than females for current use of illicit drugs overall (10.6 percent for males vs. 9.4 percent for females) and use of marijuana (8.3 vs. 6.3 percent). Females, on the other hand, had higher rates than males for nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs (3.5 percent for females vs. 2.8 percent for males) and nonmedical use of pain relievers (2.9 vs. 2.4 percent).
In 2008, current cigarette smoking among youths aged 12 to 17 and young adults aged 18 to 25 was more prevalent among whites than blacks (10.6 vs. 5.0 percent for youths and 40.6 vs. 26.3 percent for young adults).
Among people aged 12 or older, the rate of past month alcohol use in large metropolitan areas (53.6 percent) was higher than the 51.3 percent in small metropolitan areas and 45.8 percent in nonmetropolitan areas. Binge drinking was equally prevalent in small metropolitan areas (22.5 percent), large metropolitan areas (23.9 percent), and nonmetropolitan areas (22.8 percent).
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