Facts and Stats

  • Uncover the facts about drugs

    Fact or Fiction? Take the drug quiz!

    Do you know the facts about drugs? Take this fact or fiction quiz and see how knowledgeable you are.
  • Drug poisoning deaths involving opioids, 1999-2014

    Facts about Opioids and Heroin

    Since 2010, heroin deaths have significantly increased by 248 percent. Why is this happening?
  • VIDEO: Marijuana—The Facts and Fiction

    Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in America. Watch this video to find out what's fact and fiction.

    Watch the DEA National Red Ribbon Rally that took place October 2016.
  • Prevalence of Past-Year Drug Use about 12th Graders

    Monitoring the Future Study Results: Marijuana Use Exceeds Cigarette Use Among US Teens in 2015

    Past-month marijuana use continues to exceed cigarette use among high school seniors. 
  • DUI stop sign in fuzzy motion background

    National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

    President Barack Obama proclaimed December 2015 to be National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and urges people to make responsible decisions and take appropriate measure to prevent impaired driving.   Drive Safely and Responsibly!
  • Past month Use of Selected Illicit Drugs among Youths Aged 12 to 17

    National Survey on Drug Use and Health

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report shows progress in reducing some forms of substance use – especially among adolescents. Substance use levels in many areas, however have remained relatively constant. Mental illness levels have also remained constant over time, but adolescents are experiencing higher levels of depression than in past years.
  • marijuana oil concentrate

    The Facts About Marijuana Concentrates

    What are marijuana concentrates?   Also known as: 710 (the word “OIL” flipped and spelled backwards), wax, ear wax, honey oil, budder, butane is hash oil, butane honey oil (BHO), shatter, dabs (dabbing), black glass, and errl.      
  • CDC graphic on smoking among US High School Students

    CDC Reports on Health-Related Risk Behavior by Teens

    Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, according to the 2013 results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • In 2011, there were 5.1 million drug-related emergency department (ED) visits; about one half (49 percent) were attributed to drug misuse or abuse with a nearly equal percentage (45 percent) attributed to adverse drug reactions

    Highlights from the 2011 DAWN Report

    The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) provides nationally representative patient demographic and visit-level information on emergency department (ED) visits resulting from substance misuse or abuse, and other adverse and reactions to drugs.