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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Heroin admissions represented 13.6% of the total drug/alcohol admissions to treatment during 2007.
Adults aged 21 or older who had first used alcohol before age 21 were more likely than adults who had their first drink at age 21 or older to be classified with alcohol dependence or abuse (9.6 vs. 2.2 percent).
If snorted, cocaine?s effects will peak within 30 minutes with its duration of effect lasting 1-3 hours.
The percentage of persons estimated to be dependent on illegal drugs in the past year was about 65 percent of those who were estimated to be dependent on or abused illegal drugs in the past year (Tables B.16 and B.17). State estimates for illegal drug dependence for persons aged 12 or older ranged from 1.6 percent in Iowa to 3.0 percent in the District of Columbia. The highest rates of illegal drug dependence were among persons aged 18 to 25, with the highest rate in Massachusetts (8.3 percent) (Table B.17).
Approximately 97.3% of the federal offenders sentenced for heroin related charges in 2008 involved trafficking and 0.8% of cases involved simple possession.
The prevalence of SMI among women aged 18 or older (5.6 percent) was higher than that among men in that age group (3.0 percent).