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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among persons aged 18 to 22 years old, the rate of current use of illegal drugs in 2008 among full-time college students (20.2 percent) was similar to the rate among other persons in that age group (21.9 percent), which includes part-time college students, students in other grades or types of institutions, and nonstudents. The rate of current use of illegal drugs overall among 18 to 22 year olds did not change significantly from 2007 to 2008 among either full-time college students or others in this age group.
The best way to stop inhalant abuse before it cause serious irreversible health problems is to identify the problem early on and to obtain professional help.
Substance abuse treatment facilities specializing in opiate treatment are an excellent choice for someone trying to get off of opiates. A substance abuse treatment facility provides an opiate addict with a safe, controlled environment for coming off of the drugs.
Among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of current cigarette use was associated with county type in 2005. The rates of cigarette smoking were 29.4 percent in less urbanized nonmetropolitan areas, 29.2 percent in urbanized nonmetropolitan areas, 25.7 percent in small metropolitan areas, and 23.3 percent in large metropolitan areas. The rate for completely rural nonmetropolitan counties in 2005 was also 23.3 percent.
Due to the depression of the central nervous system as a result of heroin use, mental functioning becomes clouded.
Recent studies show a shift from injecting the opiate heroin to snorting or smoking it because of increased purity and the misconception that these forms are safer.