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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Perhaps the main reason that most people abuse drugs and alcoholic to better cope with life?s problems and with painful or unpleasant emotions. Stated differently, many individuals abuse drugs in a vain attempt to escape the pressures of life.
The average age at first smokeless tobacco use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 in 2006 was 19.0 years. Averages were 18.5 years for boys and 20.9 years for girls.
In 2006, 22.6 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 reported that, in the past year, they had gotten into a serious fight at school or at work; 17.0 percent had taken part in a group against group fight; 3.2 percent had carried a handgun at least once; 3.3 percent had sold illegal drugs; 4.8 percent had, at least once, stolen or tried to steal something worth more than $50 (increased from 4.2 percent in 2005); and 7.9 percent had, in at least one instance, attacked others with the intent to harm or seriously hurt them.
The specific illegal drugs that had the highest levels of past year dependence or abuse in 2005 were marijuana, followed by cocaine and pain relievers. Of the 6.8 million persons aged 12 or older classified with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs, 4.1 million were dependent on or abused marijuana in 2005. This number represents 1.7 percent of the total population aged 12 or older and 59.9 percent of all those classified with illegal drug dependence or abuse. There were 1.5 million persons who were classified with dependence on or abuse of cocaine, about the same as the number classified with dependence on or abuse of pain relievers.
Approximately 70?80% of the new Hepatitis C infections in the U.S. each year are among injection drug users, including users who inject heroin.
The perceived availability among teens decreased between 2002 and 2005 for marijuana (from 55.0 to 51.0 percent), crack (from 26.5 to 25.3 percent), heroin (from 15.8 to 14.0 percent), and LSD (from 19.4 to 15.7 percent). However, the percentage reporting that it would be easy to obtain cocaine showed no decline over this period (25.0 percent in 2002 and 24.9 percent in 2005).