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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Crystal methamphetamine is used by over five percent of high school seniors throughout the United States according to a recent Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.
Rates of current alcohol use increased with increasing age among underage persons. In 2008, 3.4 percent of persons aged 12 or 13, 13.1 percent of persons aged 14 or 15, 26.2 percent of 16 or 17 year olds, and 48.7 percent of 18 to 20 year olds drank alcohol during the 30 days before they were surveyed. This pattern has remained stable since 2002.
Teens who had engaged in fighting or other delinquent behaviors were more likely than other teens to have used illegal drugs. For example, past month illegal drug use was reported by 17.3 percent of teens who had gotten into serious fights at school or work in the past year compared with 7.6 percent of those who had not, and by 38.9 percent of those who had stolen or tried to steal something worth over $50 in the past year compared with 8.5 percent of those who had not.
More boys than girls aged 12 to 20 reported current alcohol use (29.2 vs. 27.4 percent, respectively), binge drinking (21.3 vs. 16.5 percent), and heavy drinking (7.9 vs. 4.3 percent) in 2006.
There was a significant increase in methamphetamine use among full-time college students aged 18 to 22 from 0.2 percent in 2004 to 0.5 percent in 2005. The rate was unchanged among other persons in that age group (1.0 percent in 2004 vs. 0.8 percent in 2005).
Lortab, when used medicinally, is given generally given by mouth either in tablet or liquid form. Lortab tastes slightly bitter and has the consistency of a white, odorless crystalline powder.