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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Crack cocaine looks like a small rock, chunk or chip and it is sometimes off-white or pink in color.
The rate of current alcohol use was 63.0 percent for full time employed adults aged 18 or older in 2008, higher than the rate for unemployed adults (55.5 percent). However, the rate of heavy use for unemployed persons was 12.8 percent, which was higher than the rate of 8.8 percent for full time employed persons. There was no significant difference in binge alcohol use rates between full time employed adults (30.3 percent) and unemployed adults (33.4 percent).
Another important piece of information about drug abuse that many drug users apparently do not comprehend is that continuous, long-term drug abuse quite easily can become drug dependency.
Internationally, heroin is controlled under Schedules I and IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
Among the 5.4 million adults with both SPD and substance dependence or abuse (i.e., a substance use disorder) in 2007, nearly half (46.5 percent) received mental health care or substance use treatment at a specialty facility; 10.4 percent received both mental health care and specialty substance use treatment, 33.3 percent received only mental health care, and 2.8 percent received only specialty substance use treatment.
Once the heroin is smuggled into America, drug dealers cut, or dilute, the heroin (1 part heroin to 9 to 99 parts dilutor) with sugars, starch, or powdered milk before selling it to addicts. Also, quinine is added to imitate the bitter taste of heroin so the addict cannot tell how much heroin is actually present. Heroin is often sold in single-dose bags of 0.1 gram (0.03 oz.), each costing between $5 and $46 (1992). One pound of diluted heroin yields approximately 4,500 doses.