Cocaine Addiction & Statistics

Cocaine Addiction & Statistics

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Cocaine Addiction & Statistics

  • 1 out of 4 Americans between the age of 26 and 34 has used cocaine in their lifetime
  • 5,000 adults in the United States try cocaine for the first time each day
  • Today it is estimated that 22 to 25 million people have tried cocaine at least once
  • Conservative estimates indicate that there are over 2 million cocaine addicts in the United States today
  • Nearly 50% of all drug related emergency room visits are due to cocaine abuse
  • In 1988, about 300,000 infants were born addicted to cocaine
  • Adults of age 18 to 25 have the highest cocaine usage rate
  • Cocaine use among men is almost twice that of women
  • National Drug Control Policy estimates number of chronic cocaine users at 3.6 million.
  • 90% of cocaine users smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, or used marijuana before trying cocaine
  • Up to 75% of people who try cocaine will become addicted to it
  • FBI chemists have discovered that traces of cocaine can be found on nearly every dollar bill in circulation
  • Cocaine is a $35 billion industry, exceeding Columbia’s top export, coffee

 

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