PCP Use - 2003 Monitoring the Future Survey*
MTF data show that in 2003, 2.5 percent of high school seniors reported having ever used PCP; past-year use was reported by 1.3 percent of seniors, and past month use was reported by 0.6 percent. Data on PCP use by 8th- and 10th-graders are not available.
2002 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)**
PCP mentions in emergency departments increased 28 percent from 1995 to 2002. There was a 42 percent increase from the 5,404 mentions in 2000 to 7,648 in 2002. There were significant increases in PCP mentions in Washington DC, Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Dallas. Chicago had a decrease in mentions of PCP, declining 48 percent from 874 in 2001 to 459 in 2002.
2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)***
According to the 2002 NSDUH, 3.2 percent of the population aged 12 and older have used PCP at least once. Lifetime use of PCP was highest among those aged 26 or older (3.5 percent), compared with people aged 18 to 25 (2.7 percent) and those aged 12 to 17 (0.9 percent).
* These data are from the 2003 Monitoring the Future Survey, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, and conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. The survey has tracked 12th-graders' illicit drug use and related attitudes since 1975; in 1991, 8th- and 10th-graders were added to the study. The latest data are online at www.drugabuse.gov.
** The latest data on drug abuse-related hospital emergency department (ED) visits are from the 2002 DAWN report, from HHS's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These data are from a national probability survey of 437 hospital EDs in 21 metropolitan areas in the U.S. during the year. For detailed information from DAWN, visit www.samhsa.gov/statistics/statistics.html, or call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1-800-729-6686.
*** The 2002 NSDUH, produced by HHS's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, creates a new baseline for future national drug use trends. The survey is based on interviews with 68,126 respondents who were interviewed in their homes. The interviews represent 98 percent of the U.S. population age 12 and older. Not included in the survey are persons in the active military, in prisons, or other institutionalized populations, or who are homeless. Findings from the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health are available online at www.DrugAbuseStatistics.samhsa.gov.
-This text came from NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)