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What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs: 2000 through 2006; Reconciliation of Demand- and Supply-Based Drug Estimate Reports

William Rhodes, Christina Dyous, Dana Hunt, Jeremy Luallen, Myfanwy Callahan, and Rajen Subramanian


June 21, 2012
 This version of What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs (WAUSID) provides estimates of three aspects of the illegal drug world: prevalence of drug use, expenditures on drugs, and consumption of drugs. It provides prevalence estimates of the number of chronic and occasional users for each of the four major illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine) from 2000 through 2006. Based on those prevalence estimates and drug users’ self-reports of drug market behaviors, this study provides estimates of what Americans spent on each of the four major illegal drugs.
North America