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Rates of substance dependence or abuse were associated with age. In 2005, young adults aged 18 to 25 had higher rates of substance dependence or abuse (21.8 percent) than teens aged 12 to 17 (8.0 percent) and adults aged 26 or older (7.1 percent). Among persons with substance dependence or abuse, the proportion dependent on or abusing illegal drugs was associated with age in 2005: 58.2 percent of teens aged 12 to 17, 38.6 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25, and 22.3 percent of adults aged 26 or older with substance dependence or abuse were dependent on or abused illegal drugs.
In 2008, rates of substance dependence or abuse for persons aged 12 or older showed evidence of differences by region, with the West (9.6 percent) having a higher rate than the South (8.2 percent), but a similar rate to the Midwest (9.4 percent) and the Northeast (8.9 percent). Rates for substance dependence or abuse among persons aged 12 or older in 2008 also varied by county type, with large metropolitan counties (9.3 percent) having a significantly higher rate than nonmetropolitan counties (8.0 percent), but a similar rate when compared with small metropolitan counties (8.6 percent).
Most of the States in the top fifth for past month binge use of alcohol for persons aged 12 or older were in the Northern parts of the United States; four of them were the same as those for past month use of alcohol: Colorado, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Minnesota (Table A.8,. Three States were in the top fifth for all three age groups (12 to 17, 18 to 25, and 26 or older): North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. Among all persons aged 12 or older, Utah had the lowest rate of binge alcohol use (16.6 percent) in the Nation. The highest rates of binge alcohol use were in the 18 to 25 age group, 40.9 percent for the Nation. North Dakota had the highest rate among those aged 18 to 25 (55.8 percent), among teens aged 12 to 17 (16.4 percent), and among all persons aged 12 or older (30.0 percent).
More than one fifth (22.7 percent) of persons aged 12 or older participated in binge drinking (having five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the 30 days prior to the survey) in 2005. This translates to about 55 million people, comparable with the estimate in 2004.
When Ambien is taken for the purpose of getting high, people may take the drug orally, crush and snort it, or cook it for an intravenous injection.
The number of recent new users of methamphetamine taken nonmedically among persons aged 12 or older was 259,000 in 2006. This estimate was not significantly different from the estimate in each year between 2002 and 2005, although there was a decline in methamphetamine initiates from 318,000 in 2004 to 192,000 in 2005. The average age of new methamphetamine users aged 12 to 49 was 18.9 years in 2002, 20.4 years in 2003, 20.6 years in 2004, 18.6 years in 2005, and 22.2 years in 2006. The difference in the 2006 estimate of this average age was not significantly different from the estimate in each year between 2002 and 2005.