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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The causes of drug addiction are many, but several key areas can often be pinpointed. Drugs and alcohol have been known to be used in order to attempt to kill the pain of ordinary life; they destroy the physical and emotional pain by changing an addict?s perception on life. Drugs and alcohol use does not really change anything; the only thing that occurs is that the use of drugs or alcohol makes the addict become numb to the pain and unhappiness that is a part of their lives.
In 2005, there were an estimated 24.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with SPD in the past year. This represents 11.3 percent of all adults in this country, a significantly lower rate than in 2004 (12.2 percent).
Individuals who make the decision go through a medically assisted withdrawal rehab to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal, but do not receive any further treatment, have been known to perform about the same in terms of their drug use as those who never had any form of professional help. Studies have consistently indicated that attending a drug rehab is an effective tool to reduce drug intake. Researchers also have found that drug abusers who have been through a drug rehab are more likely to consistently maintain employment following the completion of the program.
Crystal methamphetamine use can cause an individual who uses it to have psychotic symptoms that have sometimes been known to persist for months or even years after the individual has stopped using the toxic drug.
Among teens aged 12 to 17 in 2001, however, the rate of illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse among girls (8.0 percent) was similar to the rate among boys (7.6 percent).
As of 2011, the use of bath salt has become extremely widespread and the substances have been recently categorized as a "Drug of Concern" by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).