In FY 2009-2010, 60,629 Los Angeles County residents were admitted to publicly funded treatment programs. The most frequently reported drugs for which clients received treatment were marijuana/hashish (27.2%), alcohol (25.6%), methamphetamine (18.1%), and cocaine/crack (13.0%). Drug overdose, including unintentional alcohol poisoning, is the fourth leading cause of premature death in Los Angeles County and the 17th leading cause of death overall. It is the fourth leading cause of premature death among men (15,446 deaths) and the seventh leading cause of premature death among women (5,495 deaths) in Los Angeles.
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In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana MSA, an annual average of 1.6 million persons aged 12 or older used any illicit drug in the past year. This represents 15.4 percent of the MSA population, which is lower than the rate for the State of California (16.8 percent) but similar to the national rate (14.7 percent) (Figure 1). The MSA rate of marijuana use in the past year was 11.1 percent, and the rate of nonmedical use of prescription-type pain relievers was 4.4 percent. These rates were lower than rates in the State of California but similar to the rates for the Nation as a whole. – Source: National Survey on Drug Usage and Health
Past Year Use of Selected Illicit Drugs for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), California, and the United States among Persons Aged 12 or Older: Annual Averages, 2005 to 2010