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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among racial/ethnic groups, the rates of mental health service use for adults aged 18 or older in 2008 were 18.8 percent for persons reporting two or more races, 16.0 percent for whites, 13.2 percent for American Indians or Alaska Natives, 8.7 percent for blacks (up from 6.8 percent in 2007), 6.8 percent for Hispanics, and 4.5 percent for Asians. Estimates of mental health service use among Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders could not be reported due to low precision.
Chronic use of LSD may cause an individual to experience a state of persistent psychosis (inability to know reality) caused by permanent brain damage.
It is not uncommon for children that are as young as 8 years old to use inhalants and to begin experimenting with "huffing".
Amphetamine is one of a series of compounds related to the plant derivative ephedrine.
The percentage of teens aged 12 to 17 perceiving great risk in having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week was stable between 2002 and 2006 (38.2 percent in 2002 and 39.4 percent in 2006) with the exception of a significant increase between 2004 (38.1 percent) and 2006. The rates of past month binge alcohol use among teens remained unchanged (10.7 percent in 2002 and 10.3 percent in 2006).
Among the 5.2 million adults with both SPD and substance dependence or abuse (i.e., a substance use disorder) in 2005, about half (47.0 percent) received mental health treatment or substance use treatment at a specialty facility: 8.5 percent received both treatment for mental health problems and specialty substance use treatment, 34.3 percent received only treatment for mental health problems, and 4.1 percent received only specialty substance use treatment.