National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
of Treatment, by Frequency of Use (Table
12.3 and 12.4)
Table 12.3 presents the estimated percentages
of past year marijuana and cocaine users who reported receiving drug abuse
treatment by frequency of use. Although only about 2% of those who used
marijuana on fewer than 12 days in the past year reported receiving drug
treatment, about 7% of those who used marijuana daily or almost daily in
the past year reported receiving drug treatment. For cocaine, the NHSDA
samples of heavy users were too small to allow a detailed examination of
differences in receipt of treatment.
Table 12.4 shows corresponding information for
alcohol use and alcohol treatment. Respondents who drank on 51 or more
days in the past year (2.5% to 2.6%) were more than three times as likely
as those who drank fewer than 12 days in the past year (0.8%) to report
having received treatment for alcohol abuse.
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