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Among pregnant women aged 15 to 44, an estimated 11.8 percent reported current alcohol use, 2.9 percent reported binge drinking, and 0.7 percent reported heavy drinking. These rates were significantly lower than the rates for nonpregnant women in the same age group (53.0 percent, 23.6 percent, and 5.4 percent, respectively). Binge drinking during the first trimester of pregnancy dropped from 10.6 percent in combined 2003–2004 data to 4.6 percent in combined 2005 2006 data. All of the current estimates for pregnant women are based on data averaged over 2005 and 2006.
In 2005, 58.1 percent of boys aged 12 or older were current drinkers, higher than the rate for girls (45.9 percent). However, among teens aged 12 to 17, the percentage of girls who were current drinkers (17.2 percent) was higher than that for boys (15.9 percent).
Men were less likely than women to receive outpatient treatment (4.6 vs. 8.9 percent) and prescription medication (7.0 vs. 14.1 percent) for mental health problems in the past year. There was no gender difference in the rates of inpatient treatment (0.9 vs. 1.1 percent) in 2005.
Amphetamine?s short-term effects appear soon after a single dose and disappear within a few hours or days.
Patterns of alcohol use across county type were different for teens and adults in 2001. Among teens aged 12 to 17, the rates of past month alcohol use and heavy alcohol use were higher in rural areas than in large metropolitan areas (for past month use, the difference was marginally significant, p < .07). Among adults, the rates of past month alcohol use were higher in large metropolitan areas than in rural areas, while there were no differences in heavy use rates across these county types.
According to the latest research from the National Institute on Health, Vicodin addiction greatly impacts all Americans; in the final analysis, we all end up paying the costs for the misuse of the drug.