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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2008, among persons who received their most recent substance use treatment at a specialty facility in the past year, 49.5 percent reported using their "own savings or earnings" as a source of payment for their most recent specialty treatment, 36.1 percent reported using private health insurance, 24.7 percent reported using Medicaid, 22.3 percent reported using public assistance other than Medicaid, 17.5 percent reported using Medicare, and 16.5 percent reported using funds from family members. None of these estimates changed significantly between 2007 and 2008 and between 2002 and 2008. (Note that persons could report more than one source of payment.)
Methadone has been used extensively to reduce cravings for heroin and other dangerous narcotics; however, many professionals see this procedure as more of an opiate switch. The bottom line is that the individual is still dependent on a drug.
Amphetamine has been shown to pass through into breast milk. Mothers taking amphetamine are advised to avoid breastfeeding.
During the early part of 2011, Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske spoke out publicly against bath salts and recently several senators in congress addressed the possibility of banning the products.
Each drug affects the addict's brain in different types of ways, thereby resulting in symptoms of abuse and intoxication that are unique to each substance.
People who have substance abuse problems in their past generally have a greater chance of abusing Dilaudid when it is prescribed to them.