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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
There were no statistically significant changes between 2007 and 2008 in the rate of current illegal drug use for any racial/ethnic group among persons aged 12 or older.
In 2008, among recent initiates aged 12 to 49, the average age of first cigarette use was 17.4 years, similar to the average in 2007 (16.9 years).
The most recent national and state surveys such inhalant abuse reaches its peak at some point during the sixth through the ninth grades.
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), over two-thirds of the top twenty most abused controlled substances in the United States are prescription medications; benzodiazepines top the list.
In chronic marijuana users, research shows that marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off.
Recent studies have indicated that the users of bath salts are male and female and that they range in age from teenagers to being adults in their 40's; the common denominator appeared to be that most of the users appeared to have an extensive substance abuse history.