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First-time drug use among Americans is down overall since 2004. Numbers represent thousands.

 

2004

2007

Illicit Drugs

2,784

2,670

Marijuana

2,142

2,090

Cocaine

998

906

Heroin

118

106

Hallucinogens

934

1,064

Prescription drugs (nonmedical use)

2,836

2,532

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health