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In 2005, the average age at first marijuana use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 was 17.4 years. This average increased from 17.0 years in 2002, 16.8 years in 2003, and 17.1 years in 2004, although only the difference between the 2005 and 2003 mean ages was significant. Excluding initiation at age 21 or older, the mean ages of initiation were 15.9 years in 2002, 15.9 years in 2003, 16.0 years in 2004, and 16.0 years in 2005.
In 81.7 percent of the instances in 2007 2008 where nonmedical users of prescription pain relievers aged 12 or older obtained the drugs from a friend or relative for free, the individuals indicated that their friend or relative had obtained the drugs from just one doctor. Only 1.6 percent reported that the friend or relative had bought the drugs from a drug dealer or other stranger.
Ecstasy is one of the most widely used recreational drugs in the world and is taken in a variety of settings.
Among the 2.5 million adults with both SMI and substance dependence or abuse (i.e., a substance use disorder) in 2008, more than half (60.5 percent) received mental health care or substance use treatment at a specialty facility; 11.4 percent received both mental health care and specialty substance use treatment, 45.2 percent received only mental health care, and 3.7 percent received only specialty substance use treatment.
When chemicals are inhaled they are rapidly absorbed through the lung tissue and into the bloodstream; these chemicals are then rapidly distributed to the brain and other major organs throughout the body.
Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 72 hours after the last dose and typically subside after about a week; however, some individuals may show persistent withdrawal symptoms for months. Although heroin withdrawal is considered less dangerous than alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal, sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is occasionally fatal.