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Intravenous heroin injection provides the greatest intensity and most rapid onset of the initial rush that heroin users experience.
Cigar smoking in the past month remained stable from 2002 to 2005 among adults aged 18 or older. Rates were 5.5 percent in both 2002 and 2003, and they were 5.8 percent in both 2004 and 2005. Among teens aged 12 to 17, current cigar smoking was similar in 2002 (4.5 percent), 2003 (4.5 percent), and 2004 (4.8 percent), then declined to 4.2 percent in 2005.
Before taking Ativan, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any breathing problems, glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, suicidal thoughts, or addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Most illegal heroin is a powder varying in color from white to dark brown.
Almost half (49.2 percent) of teens aged 12 to 17 reported in 2008 that it would be "fairly easy" or "very easy" for them to obtain marijuana if they wanted some. Around one quarter reported it would be easy to get cocaine (22.1 percent). About one in seven (13.8 percent) indicated that LSD would be "fairly" or "very" easily available, and 13.0 percent reported easy availability for heroin. Between 2002 and 2008, there were declines in the perceived availability for all four drugs.
The national prevalence rate for the use of cocaine in the past year among all persons aged 12 or older was 2.5 percent. Because cocaine is one of the substances included in the "any illegal drug other than marijuana" category, it is useful to compare the rankings of States with respect to these two substance measures. In 2002.2003, only five of the States ranked in the highest fifth for past month use of an illegal drug other than marijuana (aged 12 or older) also had past year rates of cocaine use (aged 12 or older) that were in the highest fifth. Colorado had the highest rate of past year cocaine use (3.9 percent) among persons aged 12 or older; the District of Columbia had the highest rate (3.7 percent) among those aged 26 or older; Rhode Island had the highest rate (12.1 percent) among those aged 18 to 25; and Arizona had the highest rate (3.2 percent) among teens aged 12 to 17 (Table B.7). Arizona and Colorado were the only States that ranked in the top fifth for all three age groups (12 to 17, 18 to 25, and 26 or older).