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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The rate of current marijuana use among teens aged 12 to 17 declined from 8.2 percent in 2002 to 6.7 percent in 2006. Significant declines were also evident between 2002 and 2006 for past year use (from 15.8 to 13.2 percent) and lifetime use (from 20.6 to 17.3 percent).
Due of the shortage of opium during 1937, the Germans developed Methadone as a narcotic pain killer for their troops during World War II.
Xanax produces a depressant effect on areas of the brain that regulate alertness; the effects of this drug are very similar to the effect that alcohol and sedatives create.
During the 1990s, heroin incidence rates rose to a level not reached since the 1970s. The annual number of new users ranged from 55,000 to 69,000 between 1989 and 1992. However, there were 110,000 new heroin users in 1994 and 146,000 in 2000. Between 1975 and 1977, there were approximately 120,000 to 140,000 new users of heroin per year.
Perhaps one of the most important facts about drug abuse is that repeated and continual involvement will almost always results in a transition to drug dependency. Drug abuse and addiction disrupts a person's relationships and daily functioning at work, home, or school.
When a person injects, sniffs, or orally ingests an opiate, the drug travels quickly to the brain through the bloodstream.