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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2006, past month cigar smoking was equally common among male full-time college students aged 18 to 22 (19.0 percent) as among boys in the same age group who were not enrolled full time in college (20.3 percent).
Among adults aged 18 or older with MDE in the past year in 2007, women were more likely than men to receive treatment for depression in the past year (68.0 vs. 57.8 percent), though the treatment rate for women was significantly lower than in 2006 (73.7 percent).
The 2000 estimates of the number of cocaine initiates and age-specific incidence rates were slightly larger than their 1999 counterparts, but none of the increases was statistically significant.
The percentage of the population with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs increased from 2000 to 2001 (1.9 to 2.5 percent). There were significant increases from 2000 to 2001 in the rates for illegal drug abuse (0.7 to 0.9 percent) as well in the rates for illegal drug dependence (1.2 to 1.6 percent). There were significant increases in the percentage of the population with dependence on or abuse of marijuana and hashish (1.3 to 1.5 percent) and the percentage of the population with dependence on or abuse of pain relievers (0.3 to 0.4 percent).
Almost two-thirds of the individuals who have undergone drug rehabilitation treatment for substance abuse problems were physically or sexually abused as children.
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol; THC for short.