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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
As in prior years, boys were more likely in 2005 to report current illegal drug use than girls (10.2 vs. 6.1 percent, respectively). Boys were about twice as likely to use marijuana as girls (8.2 vs. 4.0 percent). However, the rates of nonmedical use of prescription-type psychotherapeutics were similar for both boys (2.8 percent) and girls (2.5 percent).
When it comes to the causes of drug abuse, it is not likely that anyone begins using a drug with the intention of becoming addicted to the substance. Experimentation and curiosity are usually the first factors that draw many to experiment with drugs. They may want to see what being high is like.
The most common way of getting addicts into a drug rehab treatment center is by holding a drug intervention. An intervention is when the family and close friends of the addict gather together to address the addiction problem. Often, a trained professional is on hand to help guide the intervention and make sure that it does not take a negative turn and results in the addict entering a drug treatment program.
Starting in 1942 Hitler received daily amphetamine injections from his doctor. This corrupted his judgement, undermined his health and probably changed the course of the War.
In 2007, 38.9 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 with past year MDE received treatment for depression (saw or talked to a medical doctor or other professional or used prescription medication). Among teens with past year MDE, 20.5 percent saw or talked to a medical doctor or other professional only, 2.5 percent used prescription medication only, and 15.6 percent received treatment from both sources for depression in the past year.
In 2008, rates of past 30 day SPD were higher among unemployed adults (10.2 percent) than among adults employed full time (3.3 percent), part time (4.4 percent), or other persons not in the labor force (6.1 percent).