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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Although the rate of past month illegal drug use was higher among unemployed persons compared with those from other employment groups, most drug users were employed. Of the 17.2 million current illegal drug users aged 18 or older in 2005, 12.9 million (74.8 percent) were employed either full or part time.
The rate of past month alcohol use increased with increasing levels of education. Among adults aged 18 or older with less than a high school education, 33.4 percent were current drinkers in 2001, while 65.2 percent of college graduates were current drinkers. However, binge drinking and heavy drinking were least prevalent among college graduates.
The method of smoking marijuana through a blunt combines marijuana's active ingredients with nicotine and other harmful chemicals.
Among persons aged 12 to 20, binge drinking was reported by 23.6 percent of American Indians or Alaska Natives, 22.7 percent of whites, 20.7 percent of persons reporting two or more races, and 16.5 percent of Hispanics, but only by 11.8 percent of Asians and 8.6 percent of blacks. The 2006 rate among Asians is higher than the 2005 rate of 7.4 percent.
Meth is a powerful stimulant drug that increases brain activity. Short term effects, lasting up to 12 hours, include increased alertness, insomnia, hyperactivity, headache, decreased appetite, irritability, aggression, anxiety, nervousness, teeth grinding, convulsions and heart attack. Chronic abuse can lead to tooth decay, acne and skin sores (speed bumps), psychotic behavior, paranoia, hallucinations, rage, extreme violence, depression, fatal kidney and lung disorders and brain damage. Babies born to meth-using moms can be born addicted to meth and suffer birth defects, low birth weight, tremors and behavior disorders.
During 2008, 22.3 million Americans surveyed that were over the age of 12 reported using inhalants at least once.