Drugged Driving

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Use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts the driver, passengers, and others who share the road at risk. Read the DrugFacts

In 2021, 11.7 million people aged 16 and over drove under the influence of selected illicit drugs, including marijuana, in the past 12 months (2021 DT 8.33A).*

Source: 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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*The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on data collection for the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). For more information, please see the 2021 NSDUH Frequently Asked Questions from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.