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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The majority of doctors in this country do not realize that methadone is more addictive than other forms of opiates and that ending methadone treatment is much more difficult due to the severity of the related withdrawal symptoms.
Approximately 50,000 Canadians are arrested each year for marijuana related crimes.
The patient that is treated with Methadone is freed from the compulsive and disruptive behavior that may often be seen in heroin addicts, but ultimately remains physically dependent on the opioid.
In 2008, an estimated 20.1 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illegal drug users, meaning they had used an illegal drug during the month prior to the survey interview. This estimate represents 8.0 percent of the population aged 12 or older.
Past month marijuana use among male teens aged 12 to 17 declined gradually from 9.1 percent in 2002 to 6.8 percent in 2006. Among female teens, the trend was less clear with the rates in 2006 (6.4 percent) and 2002 (7.2 percent) not being significantly different.
Amphetamine has been, and is still, used by militaries around the world.