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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2005, there were 2.1 million persons who had used marijuana for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 6,000 initiates per day. This estimate was not significantly different from the numbers in 2004 (2.1 million), 2003 (2.0 million), and 2002 (2.2 million).
Chronic amphetamine users may become psychologically dependent on the drug. Psychological dependence exists when a drug is so central to a person's thoughts, emotions, and activities that the need to continue its use becomes a craving or compulsion.
In 2008, current cigarette smoking was more common among unemployed adults aged 18 or older than among adults who were working full time or part time (43.0 vs. 27.2 and 23.8 percent, respectively). Cigar smoking followed a similar pattern, with 9.8 percent of unemployed adults reporting past month use compared with 6.4 percent of full time workers and 5.5 percent of part time workers.
A NIDA study found that Life Skills Training (LST), a thoroughly tested, school-based, universal prevention program, significantly reduced drug use among minority middle school students that were failing academically and who had friends who drank or used drugs. Previous research has directly linked academic and social factors to an increased risk of substance abuse. One year after the LST program, these same number of high-risk teens reported lower rates of cigarette, alcohol, and inhalant use than a comparable group of nonparticipating students.
Among women aged 15 to 44, combined data for 2005 and 2006 indicated that the rate of past month cigarette use was lower among those who were pregnant (16.5 percent) than it was among those who were not pregnant (29.5 percent).
Effective drug rehab treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her substance abuse problem. To be effective, treatment must address the individual's drug addiction and any of the associated medical, psychological, social, and legal problems.