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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2008, adults aged 26 or older were less likely to be current drug users than teens aged 12 to 17 or young adults aged 18 to 25 (5.9 vs. 9.3 and 19.6 percent, respectively). However, there were more drug users aged 26 or older (11.3 million) than users in the 12 to 17 year age group (2.3 million) and 18 to 25 year age group (6.5 million) combined.
In 2008, rates of current alcohol use were 3.4 percent among persons aged 12 or 13, 13.1 percent of persons aged 14 or 15, 26.2 percent of 16 or 17 year olds, 48.7 percent of those aged 18 to 20, and 69.5 percent of 21 to 25 year olds. These estimates showed significant declines from 2007 for the 14 or 15 year olds (from 14.7 to 13.1 percent) and for the 16 or 17 year olds (from 29.0 to 26.2 percent).
When Ambien is mixed with other chemical substances, like alcohol, there is an intensified effect that enhances the side effects of this powerful prescription sleep aid.
Similarly, the number of current crack users increased from 467,000 in 2004 to 682,000 in 2005. However, the change in the rate of current use of crack between 2004 and 2005 (0.2 and 0.3 percent, respectively) was not statistically significant.
Methadone does not give as strong of a buzz as heroin. It offers individuals the chance to tackle their psychological addiction and stabilize their lifestyle when it is being used as a substitute for heroin. Unfortunately, methadone treatment is often known to last for a long period of time; in some instances, for many years.
Physicians have finally come to believe that Xanax is a drug that is widely abused and highly addictive; they are no longer prescribing it so liberally.