There is a tremendous demand for cocaine in the U.S. market, particularly among those who are making incomes affording luxury spending, such as single adults and professionals with discretionary income.
In 2008, an estimated 12.4 percent of persons aged 12 or older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year. This percentage has dropped since 2002, when it was 14.2 percent. The rate of driving under the influence of alcohol was highest among persons aged 21 to 25 (26.1 percent).
In 2009, there were 617,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used cocaine for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 1,700 initiates per day. This estimate was similar to the number in 2008 (722,000). The annual number of cocaine initiates declined from 1.0 million in 2002 to 617,000 in 2009. The number of initiates of crack cocaine declined during this period from 337,000 to 94,000.
In 2009, there were 4.6 million persons aged 12 or older who had used alcohol for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 12,500 initiates per day.
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