Statistics on Cocaine
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  • The highest rate of cocaine use happens with young adults, age 18-25.
  • 1 in 10 employees knows a person who uses cocaine while working.
  • 25% of American adults age 26-34 have tried cocaine at least once during their lifetime.
  • 90% of people who have used cocaine started with alcohol or marijuana before trying cocaine.
  • In 2002, Delaware and New York had the highest concentration of admissions to hospitals and rehab centers for cocaine addiction treatment.
  • In 2006, cocaine use by college students reached its highest point in over a decade, with 5% of college students reporting they had used cocaine while in school.
  • Behind Marijuana, Cocaine is the 2nd most common illegal drug used by people in the U.S. Around 15% (34,000,000 million) of all Americans 12 and older have used cocaine at least once in their life.
  • Cocaine is the 3rd most common drug found in high schools and colleges across the U.S. The most common is Marijuana followed by Methamphetamine.
  • Columbia exports more cocaine then coffee world wide, making cocaine Columbia's top export. Cocaine is a 35 billion dollar per year industry for Columbia.
  • 5,000 people every day try cocaine for the first time.
  • 75% of all people who try cocaine become addicted to the drug. Without help from cocaine addiction treatment or rehab, only 1 in 4 people quite cocaine on their own.
  • Eight percent of all highschool seniors reported using cocaine at least one during highschool. This statistic is from 2006 and has remained consistent over 30 years when this information started being tracked.
  • The United States is the largest importer of Cocaine in the world. 1.5 million Americans reportedly use cocaine at least once every month.

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