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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among teens aged 12 to 17, the current illegal drug use rate remained stable from 2007 (9.5 percent) to 2008 (9.3 percent). Between 2002 and 2008, youth rates declined significantly for illegal drugs in general (from 11.6 to 9.3 percent) and for marijuana (8.2 to 6.7 percent), cocaine (0.6 to 0.4 percent), prescription type drugs used nonmedically (4.0 to 2.9 percent), pain relievers (3.2 to 2.3 percent), stimulants (0.8 to 0.5 percent), and methamphetamine (0.3 to 0.1 percent).
Lortab addiction is increasingly becoming a much more serious drug problem in the United States.
Chronic opiate abuse may result in cellulitis and collapsed veins are also likely to develop as users hunt for different injection sites around their bodies.
Chronic drug abuse ultimately leads to a multitude of problems, including significant problems in relationships, school, and family functioning. Ironically, the social, legal, physical, financial, and emotional effects of substance abuse are usually worse than the original problem that the user was trying to avoid or to cope with.
Sobriety means the moderation in or abstinence from consumption of alcoholic liquor or use of drugs. When an individual with an addiction problem enters drug rehabilitation, their main goal is to attain long term sobriety.
The rate of current use of any tobacco product among persons aged 12 or older remained steady from 2007 to 2008 (28.6 and 28.4 percent, respectively). Rates of current use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, and pipe tobacco also did not change significantly over that period. However, between 2002 and 2008, past month use of any tobacco product decreased from 30.4 to 28.4 percent, and past month cigarette use declined from 26.0 to 23.9 percent. Rates of past month use of cigars, smokeless tobacco, and pipe tobacco in 2008 were similar to corresponding rates in 2002.