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Often these heroin users are under the misconception that if they do not inject the drug they will not become addicted. Those who have entered rehab to recover from heroin addiction include every method of heroin user. Annual admissions to substance abuse treatment for primary heroin abuse increased from 228,000 in 1995 to 254,000 in 2005; however, the proportion of primary heroin admissions remained steady at about 14 to 15 percent of all admissions. Between 1995 and 2005, inhalation and injection accounted for at least 94 percent of annual primary heroin admissions.
The pattern of higher rates of current alcohol use, binge alcohol use, and heavy alcohol use among full-time college students than the rates for others aged 18 to 22 has remained consistent since 2002 .
The number of persons aged 12 or older initiating use of smokeless tobacco in the past year was 1.4 million in 2008, which was not significantly different from the estimate in 2006 (1.3 million) and 2007 (1.3 million). However, the estimated number of past year initiates of smokeless tobacco use in 2008 was 47 percent higher than the estimate in 2002 (951,000). About three quarters (72.5 percent) of new initiates in 2008 were male, and a little less than half (47.4 percent) were under age 18 when they first used.
With its appreciation as a lucrative cash crop, cocaine is now cultivated in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the West Indies, Ecuador, and Java.
Rates of current illegal drug use among the major racial/ethnic groups in 2001 were 7.2 percent for whites, 6.4 percent for Hispanics, and 7.4 percent for blacks. The rate was highest among American Indians/Alaska Natives (9.9 percent) and persons reporting more than one race (12.6 percent). Asians had the lowest rate (2.8 percent).
According to the latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) study which is a survey of the Nations secondary schools, students in the 8th grade regularly report the highest rate of past year, current, and lifetime inhalant use.