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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among people aged 12 to 20, past month alcohol use rates in 2001 ranged from 19.7 percent for Asians and 19.8 percent among blacks to 31.6 percent for whites. Binge drinking was reported by 21.7 percent of underage whites and 18.5 percent of underage American Indians or Alaska Natives, but only by 10.7 percent of underage Asians and 10.5 percent of underage blacks.
Today, it is common practice to require methadone addicts to collect their prescription from a clinic daily - and to swallow this drug while under observation. This practice had to be implemented to prevent the methadone from entering the illegal market.
The rate of binge drinking was 42.2 percent for young adults aged 18 to 25. Heavy alcohol use was reported by 15.6 percent of persons aged 18 to 25. These rates are similar to the rates in 2005 (41.9 and 15.3 percent, respectively).
Pleasure is such a powerful and magnetic type of force. Your brain is wired in such a way that if you do something that gives you pleasure you will more than likely want to do it again. Drug abuse is caused by the addictive nature of drugs that are consumed. The user chooses to re-create these pleasurable feelings again and again eventually will alter their brain pleasure circuit.
More than one fifth (22.7 percent) of persons aged 12 or older participated in binge drinking at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey in 2005. This translates to about 55 million people, comparable with the estimates reported since 2002.
Studies have shown that heavy marijuana abusers have experienced that marijuana impaired several important measures of life achievement, including physical and mental health, cognitive abilities, social life, and career status.