What is the most widely used drug in america, excluding marijuana?

I’m curious to the opinions of those of you out there and your point of view on the most widely used and highly abused drugs out there. This excludes marijuana, which recent studies show tobacco and alcohol are far more detrimental substances than pot. I’m basically concerned about the effects of real drugs in our streets. So, let me know what you think.

Answer #1

Actually alcohol would be the most widely used drug… Followed by tabacco. However, if you want to eliminate those two, you’d be left with the abuse of prescription medication

From my substance abuse class

In 2007, an estimated 19.9 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users. Marijuana was the most commonly used illicit drug (14.4 million past month users). In 2007, there were 2.1 million current cocaine users aged 12 or older, comprising 0.8 percent of the population. Hallucinogens were used in the past month by 1.0 million persons (0.4 percent) aged 12 or older in 2007, including 503,000 (0.2 percent) who had used Ecstasy. 6.9 million (2.8 percent) used prescription-type psychotherapeutic drugs nonmedically in the past month. Of these, 5.2 million used pain relievers.

Answer #2

yep. cocaineee, or maybe Xstascy.

Answer #3

Well I know for sure that one of the most used illegal drugs used int he United States would have to be rock-cocaine or just cocaine. I could type a huge paragraph explaining why,but I don’t want to start up a huge debate/argument.

Answer #4

The thing about the other drugs are they appeal to certain groups normally. Weed is a generic drug which anyone can do to just chill. Ecstasy would be used mainly by ravers, cocaine by rich business people, lsd by hippies. However all of those could be used by anyone also, like I have done all of them but am just a regular person.

Answer #5

probly cocaine. thats what it is here in Tampa Bay Florida anyway. cocaine is almost as popular as marijuana here

Answer #6

cocaine, pot.

Answer #7

The most widely used drug in america is Methamphetamine. It’s highly addictive, too. Once your on that stuff, its a real pain to get off of it. I don’t do Meth… only Pot. I’ve known people and have had friends that used Meth. But don’t take my word for it. I’m just a 24 year old Pothead. What would I know? Nothing! Other then getting high on Weed. ha ha!

Answer #8

crack/cocaine is not the second most used drug in the U.S. The second most used recreational drugs are PHARMACEUTICALS. Mostly painkillers such as Percocet/Oxycontin any drugs with Oxycodone or hydrocodone such as Roxycodone (OXY) or Lortab+Norcos(Hydrocodone). Benzodiazepam like Xanax or Valium are also popular. Opana and Dilaudid are also becoming increasingly popular since oxymorphone(opana) is twice as strong as heroin milligram to milligram.

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