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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among adults 18 or older, 2.3 million (1.0 percent) made suicide plans in the past year. The rate was 1.1 percent among women and 0.9 percent among men. Rates of adults who made suicide plans were also highest among 18 to 25 year olds (1.9 percent), followed by 26 to 49 year olds (1.1 percent) and adults 50 years or older (0.7 percent).
The occurrence of MDE in the past year among teens aged 12 to 17 was associated with a higher prevalence of illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse (21.3 percent). Among teens who did not report past year MDE, 6.4 percent had illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse during the same period.
Rates of current alcohol use were 62.0 percent for full time employed adults aged 18 or older in 2006, higher than the rate for unemployed adults (52.1 percent). However, the pattern was different for binge and heavy alcohol use. Rates of binge and heavy use for unemployed persons were 34.2 and 12.2 percent, respectively, while these rates were 29.7 and 8.9 percent for full time employed persons.
Illegal amphetamine appears as crystals, chunks, and fine to coarse powders, off-white to yellow in color, and supplied loose (in plastic or foil bags) or in capsules or tablets of various sizes and colors.
Between 2000 and 2001, the rate of illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse increased among boys aged 12 or older (from 8.9 to 10.0 percent) and among girls aged 12 or older (from 4.2 to 4.9 percent).
Substance abuse can affect individuals from all different walks of life and anyone can succumb to a drug or alcohol addiction. It does not make a difference how rich or how poor the individual is or even if they have a wonderful family life.