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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Bath salts generally are distributed in powdered form and can be taken through various methods which can include snorting, smoking, injecting or taking the substance orally.
Alcoholism is a major health threat in the United States; this addiction ranks right up there with cancer and heart disease which are both massive health threats.
Having MDE in the past year was associated with past year substance dependence or abuse. Among adults aged 18 or older who had MDE in 2008, 20.3 percent were dependent on or abused alcohol or illegal drugs, while among adults without MDE, 7.8 percent were dependent on or abused alcohol or illegal drugs.
Cigarette smoking in the past month was less prevalent among adults with more education. Among adults aged 18 or older, current cigarette use in 2006 was reported by 35.6 percent of those who had not completed high school, 31.9 percent of high school graduates who did not attend college, 27.7 percent of persons with some college, and 14.3 percent of college graduates. Past month cigarette smoking among young adults aged 18 to 25 who had some college decreased from 36.1 percent in 2005 to 33.8 percent in 2006.
In 1885 the U.S. manufacturer Parke-Davis sold cocaine in various forms, including cigarettes, powder, and even a cocaine mixture that could be injected directly into the user.s veins with the included needle. The company promised that its cocaine products would .supply the place of food, make the coward brave, the silent eloquent and ... render the sufferer insensitive to pain..
Of the 2.5 million people aged 12 or older who received specialty substance use treatment in 2006, 731,000 persons received treatment for both alcohol and illegal drug use, 826,000 received treatment for alcohol use only, and 845,000 received treatment for illegal drug use only.