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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2005, adults aged 18 or older who were on parole or a supervised release from jail during the past year were more likely to be classified with dependence on or abuse of a substance (33.7 percent) than those who were not on parole or supervised release during the past year (9.1 percent).
Intramuscular heroin injection produces a slower onset of heroin?s euphoric feeling, taking 5 to 8 minutes.
The definition of a person needing but not receiving treatment for an alcohol problem is that he or she meets the criteria for abuse of or dependence on alcohol according to the DSM-IV, but has not received specialty treatment for an alcohol problem in the past year. The percentage of persons aged 12 or older needing but not receiving treatment for alcohol problems (7.2 percent) in 2002.2003 was almost 3 times larger than the corresponding percentage for persons with illegal drug problems (2.7 percent).
A person who develops a Methadone addiction feels that they can't function the day without the substance, which is one of the primary hallmarks of any drug dependence.
Approximately 1.3 million (0.6 percent) of the population aged 12 or older were current users of hallucinogens.
In 2005, there were 4.3 million persons aged 12 or older who had used alcohol for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 12,000 initiates per day. The number of alcohol initiates was significantly greater than in 2002 (3.9 million), but similar to the numbers in 2003 (4.1 million) and 2004 (4.4 million).