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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The number of past year initiates of methamphetamine among persons aged 12 or older was 95,000 in 2008. This estimate was significantly lower than the estimate in 2007 (157,000) and was less than one third of the number estimated in 2004 (318,000).
Intramuscular heroin injection produces a slower onset of heroin?s euphoric feeling, taking 5 to 8 minutes.
Between 2002 and 2007, there was no change in the number of persons with substance dependence or abuse (22.0 million in 2002, 22.3 million in 2007).
Among adults aged 18 to 25, an estimated 57.9 percent of girls and 65.9 percent of boys reported current drinking in 2006. The 2006 rate among girls aged 18 to 25 is higher than the 2005 rate of 55.4 percent.
A serious problem with methadone prescriptions concerning individuals that were being treated at clinics in the past was that patients were given enough methadone to last one week - or even up to one month. As a result of this previous practice, methadone addicts commonly sold their excess prescribed methadone on the street in the illegal drug market.
Methadone was not introduced in the United States for at least ten years after the drug was already being used in other countries.