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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Symptoms of withdrawal for long-term marijuana users begin within about 1 day following abstinence, peak at 2-3 days, and subside within 1 or 2 weeks following drug cessation.
As of 2008, marijuana admissions were primarily male (74 percent), White (49 percent), and young (30 percent were in the 12-17 age range).
Marijuana users are at risk of increased heart rate as well as irregular heart rhythms, causing palpitations and arrhythmias. This risk may be greater in aging marijuana users or in those with cardiac vulnerabilities.
People recover every single day from prescription drug addiction because they receive the right type of rehabilitation treatment. In most instances of prescription drug addiction, the more treatment that is administered in order to conquer the substance abuse problem, the more successful that their results will be. Research has consistently shown that those individuals, who stay in a prescription drug rehab longer than 3 months, will have much better outcomes than those who stay in treatment for a shorter amount of time.
In 2008, an estimated 20.1 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illegal drug users, meaning they had used an illegal drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 8.0 percent of the population aged 12 years old or older. Illegal drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically.
There were 3.9 million persons aged 12 or older (1.6 percent of the population) who received some kind of treatment for a problem related to the use of alcohol or illegal drugs in 2005. More than half (2.1 million) received treatment at a self-help group. There were 1.5 million persons who received treatment at a rehabilitation facility as an outpatient, 1.1 million at a rehabilitation facility as an inpatient, 1.0 million at a mental health center as an outpatient, 773,000 at a hospital as an inpatient, 460,000 at a private doctor's office, 399,000 at an emergency room, and 344,000 at a prison or jail. None of these estimates changed significantly between 2004 and 2005.