Online Drug and Alcohol Research - Progressive and Visionary

What are people searching for online? What does it mean when thousands or millions of people enter phrases like “cocaine relapse prevention” and “how to quit heroin” into search engines? For what reasons are people turning to online resources for insight and information about addictive substances and addictions treatment, and which resources are they seeking? How can health professionals use this information to better combat the issues of drug and alcohol addicions that affect countless victims?

USDR is proud to present innovative research which tracks and analyzes the online search trends surrounding drug and alcohol addictions. The progressive study found within this website, analyzing over 1,000,000 phrases with over 360,000,000 combined annual searches, provides insight into global and societal tendencies, aiding in the development of successful addiction treatment plans, detox programs, and recovery resources.

Addiction Statistics - Often Searched and Found

Addiction statistics generated through this innovative drug and alcohol research show that 113,423 and 35,025 searches occur annually for the exact phrases “drug information” and “about alcohol”, respectively. Graph 1 below lists the 30 most common two and three word combinations used in “drug and alcohol research” queries. Among these phrases, the generic terms “alcohol” and “drug” are used 50% of the time. The remaining 50% are more substance or behavior specific, such as:

  • “prescription drug” - 25,676 occurrences per year
  • “about cocaine” - 21,557
  • “prescription drug information” - 17,382
  • “meth facts” - 15,534
  • “drug ultram” - 13,424
  • “gambling addiction” - 12,849

It's interesting to note that the terms “facts” and “statistics” are each used seven times throughout the word combinations in Graph 1. One would surmise that most searches on “drug and alcohol research” are performed by professionals, students or family members instead of addicts or alcoholics seeking help.

Drug and Alcohol Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations




estimated searches/year across all search engines

7,000
120,000
drug information 113423
about alcohol 35025
addiction statistics 34879
facts about alcohol 34514
addiction research 32153
drug facts 32050
prescription drug 25676
drug info 24699
about cocaine 21557
facts about cocaine 21143
drug statistics 19937
alcohol abuse 17709
drug abuse 17591
prescription drug information 17382
meth facts 15534
drug addiction 14291
drug ultram 13424
alcohol statistics 13207
alcoholism facts 13051
alcohol facts 12883
gambling addiction 12849
gambling addiction statistics 12168
drug abuse statistics 11680
alcoholism information 10663
internet addiction 9550
drug addiction statistics 8533
drug test 7931
crystal meth 7905
alcohol abuse statistics 7738
methamphetamine facts 7394



7,000
120,000

Alcoholism Information - Access to Information

Graph 2 breaks down the data from the drug and alcohol research to plot the top 100 most prevalent words used in annual online searches. Interestingly, the top substance-specific words of this list are the terms “alcoholism” (53,610), “meth” (47,161) and “cocaine” (42,377).

It's easily ascertained that those using “alcoholism” are looking for facts about alcohol or general alcoholism information, but those using “meth” and “cocaine” may be looking for info ranging from physical drug identification and recipes to abuse and overdose to treatment and recovery centers.

Drug and Alcohol Research - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in drug and alcohol research searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 drug and alcohol research exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)




 estimated searches/year across all search engines

0
320,000
drug 305684
information 252699
facts 220938
statistics 164306
alcohol 126972
addiction 102148
about 89999
alcoholism 53610
meth 47161
research 46424
cocaine 42377
info 41060
abuse 36501
prescription 31786
ultram 30064
drugs 28647
methamphetamine 17295
treatment 15614
gambling 15609
heroin 13352
teen 11449
methadone 11254
teenage 10354
internet 9551
xanax 8045
crystal 8035
fact 8022
test 7935
resources 7859
prilosec 7209
medlineplus 6868
vicodin 6826
omeprazole 6777
death 6671
detox 6663
zoloft 6514
interesting 6478
from 5902
illegal 5756
com 5175
evista 5024
fetal 4921
syndrome 4910
norvasc 4909
pravachol 4874
called 4514
soma 4350
recovery 4197
smoking 4123
centers 3923
stats 3871
diet 3821
crack 3800
altace 3730
free 3696
online 3634
celexa 3478
atorvastatin 3309
carisoprodol 3188
oxycontin 3072
citalopram 3066
sheet 2901
sibutramine 2773
marijuana 2698
looking 2691
raloxisene 2628
remember 2570
story 2570
related 2514
paroxetine 2490
foundation 2440
perscription 2376
celebrex 2313
paxil 2171
rehab 2101
softtabs 2025
deaths 1988
zocor 1984
services 1982
category 1963
ambien 1900
systemic 1861
clomiphene 1826
rehabilitation 1735
zyban 1643
center 1606
meridia 1552
detoxification 1527
poisoning 1478
testing 1472
zyrtec 1471
body 1438
tramadol 1431
alcoholic 1388
alcoholics 1387
fun 1386
lipitor 1309
food 1219
myths 1196
best 1190



0
320,000

Drug and Alcohol Research - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)




estimated searches/year across all search engines

2,000
7500
drug use statistics 7304
cocaine facts 7234
addiction facts 7104
internet addiction research 6792
alcoholism information treatment 6718
alcoholism statistics 6703
alcohol information 6619
teenage alcoholism 6464
teen drug 6408
ultram drug 5840
ultram drug information 5840
facts on drugs 5787
addiction resources 5690
methadone facts 5618
illegal drug 5573
meth information 5559
alcohol death statistics 5393
alcohol death 5393
information on alcohol 5299
statistics on meth 5218
teen drug abuse 5182
teen drug abuse statistics 5146
prescription drugs 5048
fetal alcohol 4917
alcohol syndrome 4906
fetal alcohol syndrome 4905
alcohol and drug 4891
alcohol and drug facts 4826
prescription drug info 4795
meth statistics 4753
drugs com 4722
drug and alcohol 4694
pravachol drug 4606
pravachol drug information 4606
about alcoholism 4355
cocaine statistics 4282
about fetal alcohol syndrome 4238
statistics on alcohol 4114
smoking addiction 4111
smoking addiction facts 4107
about methamphetamine 4076
facts about methamphetamine 4062
illegal drug facts 3925
information on alcoholism 3711
information on prescription drugs 3696
about drugs 3688
heroin facts 3670
xanax facts 3661
detox diet 3604
drug information online 3576
alcoholism research 3430
facts about alcoholism 3300
statistics on methamphetamine 3296
about heroin 3274
facts about heroin 3252
teen alcohol 3159
meth use statistics 3107
facts on alcohol 3078
drugs information 3040
cocaine information 3033
drug abuse facts 3014
crack cocaine 3012
drug research 2961
interesting facts about alcohol 2958
information on drugs 2942
alcoholism information treatment centers 2936
addiction information 2913
meth info 2818
teenage alcoholism research 2752
drug altace 2748



2,000
7500