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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Opiate users who inject the drug are at risk from infections from unsterile solutions, syringes, and needles which can cause illnesses such as liver disease, tetanus, and serum hepatitis.
The rates of current use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, and pipe tobacco were unchanged between 2004 and 2005. However, between 2002 and 2005, past month use of a tobacco product declined from 30.4 to 29.4 percent, and past month cigarette use decreased from 26.0 to 24.9 percent.
As is the case with other serious health problems, recovery from a chronic drug addiction problem can be a long-term process that may require multiple episodes of treatment, often including "booster" sessions and other forms of continuing care.
From 2002 to 2008, there was an increase among young adults aged 18 to 25 in the rate of current nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers (from 4.1 to 4.6 percent) and in LSD (from 0.1 to 0.3 percent). There were decreases in the use of inhalants (from 0.5 to 0.3 percent) and methamphetamine (from 0.6 to 0.2 percent).
Among racial/ethnic groups, the rates of treatment for adults aged 18 or older in 2006 were 21.6 percent for persons reporting two or more races, 15.2 percent for whites, 11.9 percent for American Indians or Alaska Natives, 7.4 percent for blacks, 7.0 percent for Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, 7.0 percent for Hispanics, and 5.6 percent for Asians.
There were no changes in rates of drug use among adults aged 26 or older between 2000 and 2001. The rate of current illegal drug use was 4.2 percent in 2000 and 4.5 percent in 2001.