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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
With long-term opiate use, the body stops producing endorphins altogether because it is used to receiving opiates from an outside source.
Men are four times more likely to be heavy drinkers and they are also almost twice as likely to engage in regular marijuana use.
In 2005, past month use of any illegal drug, cigarettes, and alcohol was lower among teens aged 12 to 17 who reported that their parents always or sometimes engaged in monitoring behaviors than among teens whose parents "seldom" or "never" engaged in such behaviors. For example, the rate of past month use of any illegal drug was 8.1 percent for teens whose parents always or sometimes helped with homework compared with 17.4 percent among teens who indicated that their parents seldom or never helped. Rates for current cigarette smoking were 9.3 and 17.7 percent for the two groups of teens, respectively, and rates of past month alcohol use were 14.5 versus 27.2 percent.
The potential for suicide in methamphetamines in highest after they are coming down or "crashing"; as the depression that they experience when coming down can often last for days.
Among adults aged 18 or older, the rate of past month alcohol use increased with increasing levels of education. Among adults with less than a high school education, 36.5 percent were current drinkers in 2006, significantly lower than the 67.3 percent of college graduates who were current drinkers. However, among adults aged 26 or older, binge and heavy alcohol use rates were lower among college graduates (19.1 and 5.4 percent, respectively) than among those who had not completed college (22.3 vs. 6.2 percent, respectively).
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol was more common among current cigarette smokers than among nonsmokers in 2005, as in 2002 through 2004. Among persons aged 12 or older, 20.2 percent of past month cigarette smokers reported current use of an illegal drug compared with 4.1 percent of persons who were not current cigarette smokers. Past month alcohol use was reported by 67.6 percent of current cigarette smokers compared with 46.6 percent of those who did not use cigarettes in the past month. The association also was found with binge drinking (43.8 percent of current cigarette users vs. 15.7 percent of current nonusers) and heavy drinking (16.1 vs. 3.5 percent, respectively).