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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The risks for addictions to prescription drugs have been known to increase substantially when the drugs are used in ways other than for those prescribed. Healthcare providers, doctors and pharmacists, as well as patients themselves, can all play an important role in identifying and preventing prescription drug abuse.
In 2005, the number of new nonmedical users of OxyContin? aged 12 or older was 526,000, with an average age at first use of 23.2 years among those aged 12 to 49. These estimates are similar to estimates for 2004 (615,000 and 22.9 years, respectively).
70.4% of the individuals that used inhalant during 2008 were under the age of 18.
The average age at first smokeless tobacco use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 in 2005 was 18.3 years. Averages were 18.2 years for boys and 18.9 years for girls.
With the spinal cord, opiates interfere with the transmission of the pain messages between neurons and therefore prevent them from reaching the brain. This blockade of pain messages protects a person from experiencing too much pain. This is known as analgesia.
Crack cocaine looks like a small rock, chunk or chip and it is sometimes off-white or pink in color.