Cocaine

Brief Description

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy, and talkativeness in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects like raising heart rate and blood pressure.Learn more

Statistics and Trends

 

Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th-Graders, 10th-Graders, and 12th-Graders; 2013 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th-Graders 10th-Graders 12th-Graders
Cocaine Lifetime 1.70 3.30 4.50
Past Year 1.00 1.90 2.60
Past Month 0.50 0.80 1.10
Crack Cocaine Lifetime 1.20 1.50 1.80
Past Year 0.60 0.80 1.10
Past Month 0.30 0.40 0.60

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National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for Ages 12 or Older, Ages 12 to 17, Ages 18 to 25, and Ages 26 or Older; 2012 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period Ages 12 or Older Ages 12 to 17 Ages 18 to 25 Ages 26 or Older
Cocaine Lifetime 14.50 [1.10] 12.30 16.50
Past Year [1.80] 0.70 4.60 [1.40]
Past Month 0.60 [0.10] 1.10 [0.60]
Crack Cocaine Lifetime 3.50 0.10 1.90 4.20
Past Year [0.40] 0.10 0.40 [0.40]
Past Month [0.20] 0.00 0.10 0.20

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