Injection Drug Use

From 1999 to 2001 an annual average of 338.000 persons aged 12 or older used a needle to inject cocaine, heroin, or stimulants during the past  year. Young adults aged 18 to 25 were more likely to have injected drugs in the past year compared with youths aged 12 to 17 or adults aged 26 or older.
The last time injection drug users used a needle for injecting drugs, 14 percent of past year injection drug users knew or suspected someone else had used the needle before them and 16 percent used a needle that someone used after them.

Source:, Mar 2003
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