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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
When compared to the opioids hydromorphone, fentanyl, oxycodone, and pethidine/meperidine, former addicts showed a strong preference for heroin and morphine, suggesting that heroin and morphine are particularly susceptible to abuse and addiction.
Heroin ceases to produce feelings of pleasure in users who develop tolerance. These heroin users must continue taking the drug simply to feel normal.
The number of persons who smoked cigarettes for the first time within the past 12 months was 2.1 million in 2004, not significantly different from the estimates in 2002 (1.9 million) or 2003 (2.0 million). About two thirds of new smokers in 2004 were under the age of 18 when they first smoked cigarettes (67.8 percent).
Among persons aged 12 or older, whites in 2006 were more likely than other racial/ethnic groups to report current use of alcohol (55.8 percent). The rates were 47.1 percent for persons reporting two or more races, 41.8 percent for Hispanics, 40.0 percent for blacks, 37.2 percent for American Indians or Alaska Natives, 36.7 percent for Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and 35.4 percent for Asians.
Opiates effects and sensations can last up to a few hours.
In 2005, 15.5 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 indicated that they had been approached by someone selling drugs in the past month, similar to the 16.3 percent reported in 2004. Teens who reported being approached by someone selling drugs, compared with those who reported no such approaches, were much more likely to have used an illegal drug in their lifetime (61.3 vs. 21.5 percent), in the past year (51.2 vs. 14.1 percent), and in the past month (32.6 vs. 5.8 percent).