This report presents the results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This initial report on the 2004 data presents national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. Measures related to mental health problems also are presented, including data on the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health problems, and new data on depression among youths and adults. Among youths aged 12 to 17, the rate of illicit drug use declined between 2002 and 2004 (11.6 percent in 2002, 11.2 percent in 2003, and 10.6 percent in 2004). An estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 or older in 2004 were classified with past year alcohol or illicit drug dependence or abuse (9.4 percent of the population), about the same number as in 2002 and 2003.
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