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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Most teens aged 12 to 17 believed their parents would "strongly disapprove" of their using substances. In 2006, 91.4 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 reported that their parents would strongly disapprove of their smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day. A majority of teens (90.4 percent) reported that their parents would strongly disapprove of their trying marijuana or hashish once or twice, and 89.6 percent reported their parents would strongly disapprove of their having one or two drinks of an alcoholic beverage nearly every day. These rates of perceived parental disapproval in using substances in 2006 were similar to those reported in 2005.
Drug offenders account for more than one-third of the growth in the state prison population and more than 80 percent of the increase in the number of federal prison inmates since 1985.
The overwhelming majority of the scientific community has consistently concluded that methamphetamine use has the potential to do great harm and should be avoided at any costs.
Young adults aged 18 to 22 enrolled full time in college were more likely than their peers not enrolled full time (i.e., part time college students and persons not currently enrolled in college) to use alcohol in the past month, binge drink, and drink heavily. Among full time college students in 2008, 61.0 percent were current drinkers, 40.5 percent binge drank, and 16.3 percent were heavy drinkers. Among those not enrolled full time in college, these rates were 54.2, 38.1, and 13.0 percent, respectively. Rates of current alcohol use and binge use for full time college students decreased from 2007, when they were 63.7 and 43.6 percent, respectively.
Of the 2.3 million people aged 12 or older who received specialty substance use treatment, 748,000 persons received treatment for both alcohol and illegal drug use, 878,000 received treatment for alcohol use only, and 532,000 received treatment for illegal drug use only.
Health care costs for employees with substance abuse problems generally will cost nearly twice as much as those of other sober employees.