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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
As a percentage of those aged 12 to 17 who had not used marijuana prior to the past year, the youth marijuana initiation rate in 2008 (5.6 percent) was similar to the rate in 2007 (5.2 percent).
In 2005, there were an estimated 24.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with SPD in the past year. This represents 11.3 percent of all adults in this country, a significantly lower rate compared with the rate of 12.2 percent in 2004.
In 1965, the potential for rapid and serious addiction prompted the government to restrict access to amphetamines.
Rates of SPD in 2006 were highest for adults aged 18 to 25 (17.7 percent) and lowest for adults aged 50 or older (6.9 percent).
Young adults aged 18 to 22 enrolled full time in college were more likely than their peers not enrolled full time (i.e., part-time college students and persons not currently enrolled in college) to use alcohol in the past month, binge drink, and drink heavily. Past month alcohol use was reported by 66.4 percent of full-time college students compared with 54.1 percent of persons aged 18 to 22 who were not enrolled full time. Binge and heavy use rates for college students were 45.5 and 19.0 percent, respectively, compared with 38.4 and 13.3 percent, respectively, for 18 to 22 year olds not enrolled full time in college.
Although the rate of drug use was higher among unemployed persons than other employment groups, most drug users were employed. Of the 13.4 million illegal drug users aged 18 or older in 2001, 10.2 million (76.4 percent) were employed either full or part time.