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Currently Ambien is by far the most frequently prescribed sleep aid in the United States, which is the most primary factor that is leading to its increased availability on the black market.
Commercial grade opium is standardized to contain at least 10% Morphine.
Among persons aged 12 or older who used pain relievers nonmedically in the past 12 months, 56.5 percent reported that the source of the drug the most recent time they used was from a friend or relative for free. Another 18.1 percent reported they got the drug from just one doctor. Only 4.1 percent got the pain relievers from a drug dealer or other stranger, and 0.5 percent reported buying the drug on the Internet. Among those who reported getting the pain reliever from a friend or relative for free, 81.0 percent reported in a follow-up question that the friend or relative had obtained the drugs from just one doctor.
Chronic marijuana use, especially in a very young person, may be a risk marker for addiction stemming from environmental vulnerabilities, such as early exposure to stress or violence.
In 2006, there were 3.2 million teens (12.8 percent of the population aged 12 to 17) who reported at least one MDE in their lifetime and 2.0 million teens (7.9 percent) who had MDE during the past year. These rates are lower than 2005's estimates of 13.7 percent lifetime MDE and 8.8 percent past year MDE.
The rate of past month alcohol use for people aged 12 or older in 2001 was lowest in the East South Central division (34.5 percent) and highest in New England (59.5 percent).