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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The most common way of getting addicts into a drug rehab treatment center is by holding a drug intervention. An intervention is when the family and close friends of the addict gather together to address the addiction problem. Often, a trained professional is on hand to help guide the intervention and make sure that it does not take a negative turn and results in the addict entering a drug treatment program.
When Vicodin is combined with other drugs or with alcohol, this can be life threatening; many deaths that are related to the drug happened due to combining these chemical substances.
There are many obvious signs when an individual is abusing inhalants; they can include chemical odors, hidden empty spray cans, intoxication, slurred speech and a lack of coordination.
The abuse of prescription opiate analgesics, especially oxycodone and hydrocodone, has become a serious problem.
GHB is a substance that acts as a central nervous system depressant. The way GHB affects an individual is to make them drowsy and the drug also slows down the rate of the user's breathing and heart rate. GHB was originally developed in a laboratory during 1960. GHB has been used experimentally as an anesthetic, and as it has also been used as a treatment for sleep disorders and alcohol withdrawal.
In 2008, underage current alcohol use rates were higher in small metropolitan areas (27.9 percent) compared with large metropolitan areas (25.9 percent) and similar in large metropolitan areas and nonmetropolitan areas (25.3 percent). The rate in nonmetropolitan areas decreased from 2007, when it was 28.8 percent.