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Among teens aged 12 to 17, there was evidence of regional differences in trends of marijuana use between 2002 and 2005. Current marijuana use rates declined in the Northeast, Midwest, and South between 2002 and 2005. In the West, the rates were steady between 2002 and 2004 (8.0 percent in 2002, 8.7 percent in 2003, and 9.3 percent in 2004) and then declined to 6.8 percent in 2005.
The chronic use of crystal methamphetamine can cause a rapid increase in the user's heart rate, increased blood pressure, and extensive damage to the small blood vessels in the brain--which could eventually lead to a stroke.
Rates of current use of illegal drugs were higher for young adults aged 18 to 25 (19.8 percent) than for teens aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 26 or older, with 16.3 percent using marijuana, 6.4 percent using prescription type drugs nonmedically, 2.2 percent using cocaine, and 1.7 percent using hallucinogens.
Among all people aged 12 or older, the rate of alcohol use in 2001 in large metropolitan areas was 50.7 percent compared with 41.9 percent in nonmetropolitan areas. However, there was less variation across county types in rates of binge and heavy drinking. The rate of heavy alcohol use was 5.4 percent in large metropolitan areas and 5.9 percent in nonmetropolitan areas.
Opium is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from the seedpod of the opium poppy which is used to create the illegal opiate heroin.