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Overcoming a drug addiction is difficult, but it is not impossible when an individual is able to have the support of the professional help at a quality drug rehab program. Support from family, friends and others who may have experienced a drug addiction in the past can also greatly help an individual in the drug recovery process.
Methamphetamine has been used medically for narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder. It has also frequently been prescribed in the U.S. for the treatment of obesity.
The number of sedatives initiates remained just under 100,000 per year between 1988 and 1994. In 1995, the number of initiates rose to 111,000 and continued increasing thereafter to 175,000 in 2000.
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.
Among persons aged 12 to 20, past month alcohol use rates were 12.0 percent among Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, 15.5 percent among Asians, 19.0 percent among blacks, 21.7 percent among American Indians or Alaska Natives, 24.0 percent among those reporting two or more races, 25.9 percent among Hispanics, and 32.3 percent among whites.
Cocaine hydrochloride, the form in which cocaine is snorted or injected is often "cut," or mixed, with things that look like it. The final product can be from 1% to 95% pure. Common additives are sugars, such as mannitol, lactose, or glucose, or even sugar substitutes, and local anesthetics such as tetracaine, procaine, and lidocaine. Quinine, talc, and cornstarch have also been used. Some consumers may unknowingly purchase a supply without any cocaine, but just a cocaine substitute such as caffeine, amphetamine, PCP, procaine, and lidocaine.