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Tolerance to Methadone that has been administered in a pain-control program usually occurs during the first weeks of use; whereas respiratory depression, sedation, and nausea have been noted almost immediately.
The percentage of persons estimated to be dependent on illegal drugs in the past year was about 65 percent of those who were estimated to be dependent on or abused illegal drugs in the past year. State estimates for illegal drug dependence for persons aged 12 or older ranged from 1.5 percent in Hawaii to 3.3 percent in the District of Columbia. The highest rates of illegal drug dependence were among persons aged 18 to 25, with the highest rate in Rhode Island.10.0 percent.
There are many different types of prescription drug rehab programs available. The most common will often include: outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, and residential treatment. Research has shown that the most effective type of treatment in terms of counseling for prescription drug addiction is behavioral therapy.
In 2005, among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of substance dependence or abuse was highest among American Indians or Alaska Natives (21.0 percent) and lowest among Asians (4.5 percent). Other racial/ethnic groups reported generally similar rates: Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders (11.0 percent), persons reporting two or more races (10.9 percent), whites (9.4 percent), Hispanics (9.3 percent), and blacks (8.5 percent). These rates were all similar to the rates seen in 2004.
In 2005, there were 2.4 million persons who were current cocaine users, which is more than in 2004 when the number was 2.0 million. However, the change in the rate of current use of cocaine between 2005 and 2004 (1.0 and 0.8 percent, respectively) was not statistically significant.
Individuals addicted to heroin who stop using the drug may experience withdrawal symptoms which include heroin craving, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, and vomiting.