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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The human response is similar to that of the laboratory animal. The cocaine-dependent human prefers it to all other activities and will use the drug until the user or the supply is exhausted. These persons will exhibit behavior entirely different from their previous lifestyle.
The most profound side effects that have been reported that are related to using large overdoses include seizures, rhabdomyolysis, renal failure, and rarely death.
According to the 2000 Monitoring the Future survey, Ecstasy use increased among students in the 12th, 10th, and 8th grades.
From 2005 to 2006, the rate of past month nonmedical use of prescription type psychotherapeutic drugs increased from 2.8 to 3.2 percent among boys aged 12 or older, mirroring an increase in the nonmedical use of pain relievers (from 2.1 to 2.5 percent). The rate of current heroin use also increased among boys (from 0.1 to 0.2 percent). There were no significant changes from 2005 to 2006 in the rate of past month drug use among girls aged 12 or older.
More than one fifth (22.7 percent) of persons aged 12 or older participated in binge drinking at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey in 2005. This translates to about 55 million people, comparable with the estimates reported since 2002.
Among unemployed adults aged 18 or older in 2008, 19.6 percent were current illegal drug users, which was higher than the 8.0 percent of those employed full time and 10.2 percent of those employed part time. However, most illegal drug users were employed. Of the 17.8 million current illegal drug users aged 18 or older in 2008, 12.9 million (72.7 percent) were employed either full or part time. The number of unemployed illegal drug users increased from 1.3 million in 2007 to 1.8 million in 2008, primarily because of an overall increase in the number of unemployed persons.