Texas Drug Usage Stats

Texas Drug Use (by employment status)

What portion of addicts seeking treatment are employed?
Summary: Among the most-employed addicts in Texas are Marijuana users who report an employment rate of 37%. Crack, heroin and downers users tend to show much lower levels of employment.

Stats on drug use in Texas (by gemplyment rate) taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services 2006 study on admits to state treatment facilities.

Texas Drug Use by Income

Average income levels for drug users seeking treatment
Summary: In general, downers and crack users who seek treatment in Texas report the highest income levels. Users of inhalants and hallucinogens report the lowest annual income in Texas.

Stats on drug use in Texas (by income level) taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services 2006 study on admits to state treatment facilities.

Texas Drug Use by Age

Breakdown of drug usage by age in the state of Texas
Summary: The average age of drug users who seek treatment varies quite a bit by age in Texas. In general, marijuana usage is a problem of younger users and and alcohol a problem of older users. Many other drug users are seeking treatment in their 30’s.

In this second chart, we show stats on users who report the first time they tried each drug.

Stats on drug use in Texas (by age) taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services 2006 study on admits to state treatment facilities.

Texas Drug Use by Gender

Breakdown of drug usage by gender in the state of Texas
Summary: In general, females out-use their male counterparts in terms of amphetamines, cocaine and downers. Males tend to have a high rate of usage in Texas.

Stats on drug use in Texas (by gender) taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services 2006 study on admits to state treatment facilities.