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An individual's driving license is invalid on a methadone treatment program unless supportive medical advice is sent to the DVLA.
The FDA has currently listed Ambien as a Schedule IV drug; this classification means that the drug is considered to have a relatively low potential for abuse and can lead to limited physical or psychological dependence.
Of the 2.3 million people aged 12 or older who received specialty substance use treatment in 2008, 983,000 received treatment for alcohol use only, 632,000 received treatment for illegal drug use only, and 577,000 received treatment for both alcohol and illegal drug use. These estimates are similar to the estimates for 2007 and for 2002.
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).
In 2008, among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of substance dependence or abuse was the lowest among Asians (4.2 percent). Racial/ethnic groups with similar rates included American Indians or Alaska Natives (11.1 percent), persons reporting two or more races (9.8 percent), whites (9.0 percent), blacks (8.8 percent), and Hispanics (9.5 percent). These rates in 2008 were similar to the rates in 2002 through 2007.
OxyContin is a central nervous system depressant. OxyContin affects the opioid receptors found in the central nervous system that activate responses ranging from analgesia to respiratory depression to euphoria.