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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The dangers of experiencing cardiac arrest or seizures followed by respiratory failure is equal in both short and long term abuse of cocaine.
Heroin available in the U.S. is produced in four distinct geographical areas: South America (Colombia), Southeast Asia (primarily Burma), Mexico, and Southwest Asia (principally Afghanistan).
In 2008, there were 114,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. The average age at first use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 was 23.4 years in 2008. There were no significant changes in the number of initiates or in the average age at first use from 2007 to 2008. The number of heroin initiates was not significantly different from the number in 2002 (117,000).
Common street names for heroin are smack, thunder, hell dust, big H, nose drops, H, ska, junk, and skag.
Another important piece of information about drug abuse that many drug users apparently do not comprehend is that continuous, long-term drug abuse quite easily can become drug dependency.
In a recent Canadian study, violence (either accidental, self -inflicted, or perpetrated by others) was the leading cause of amphetamine-related deaths.