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Due to its extremely high potential for abuse, methamphetamine has been classified as a Schedule II drug that legally can only be prescribed by a medical provider and cannot be refilled.
Nonmedical users of prescription-type psychotherapeutic drugs are asked questions regarding how they obtained the drugs they recently used nonmedically. In both 2005 and 2006, over half of the nonmedical users of prescription-type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives said they obtained the drugs they used most recently "from a friend or relative for free." A follow-up question added in 2006 asked these respondents where their friend or relative had obtained the drugs.
Among the 17.8 million people who needed but did not receive treatment for an alcohol use problem in 2005, there were 641,000 (3.6 percent) who felt they needed treatment for their alcohol use problem. Of these, 154,000 (24.0 percent) made an effort but were unable to get treatment, and 487,000 (76.0 percent) did not make an effort to get treatment.
There were 1,476 Federal offenders sentenced for heroin-related charges in U.S. Courts in 2008.
Sobriety means the moderation in or abstinence from consumption of alcoholic liquor or use of drugs. When an individual with an addiction problem enters drug rehabilitation, their main goal is to attain long term sobriety.
According to government statistics that were made available during 2004, deaths involving prescription drug that are opioid analgesics, rose 160 percent during a span of 5 years. During 2004, opioid painkiller abuse deaths far outnumbered the total number of deaths that were related to heroin and cocaine use.