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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Between 2002 and 2008, there was no change in the number of persons with substance dependence or abuse (22.0 million in 2002 and 22.2 million in 2008).
When heroin is sniffed or smoked, the peak effects of the drug are usually felt within 10 to 15 minutes.
Between 2004 and 2005, there was no statistically significant change in the number or percentage of the population receiving substance use treatment within the past year (3.8 million, 1.6 percent in 2004; 3.9 million, 1.6 percent in 2005).
Some studies on the use of LSD have indicated that there are no withdrawal symptoms and the drug is not addictive?but a ?bad trip? may require treatment due to extreme panic, fright or because of an attempt to commit suicide.
The States in the top fifth for past month use of alcohol among persons aged 12 or older (i.e., highest rates) were primarily in the Northern parts of the United States, including six States in the Northeast, one in the Midwest, and one in the West. The other two were in the South (Maryland and the District of Columbia). All of the States in the lowest fifth were in the South, except for Utah (West region). Utah had the lowest rate (33.0 percent) of past month alcohol use in the Nation (Table A.7). New Jersey had the highest rate for the 12 or older age group (61.1 percent) and among those aged 26 or older (66.3 percent). The highest rate of past month use of alcohol for the 18 to 25 age group was in Rhode Island (75 percent), and North Dakota had the highest rate among teens (24.7 percent). Only the State of Massachusetts ranked in the top fifth for all three age groups (12 to 17, 18 to 25, and 26 or older) and for all persons aged 12 or older.
Ecstasy use can result in a feeling of euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety.