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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The abuse of prescription drugs, especially abuse of opioids, has developed into a public health crisis that is taking a tremendous toll on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and communities across the United States.
The smoking rate for Asian young adults aged 18 to 25 fell from 25.7 percent in 2007 to 18.0 percent in 2008. The rates for Asian teens aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 26 or older held steady between 2007 and 2008 (3.4 to 3.8 percent for teens and 13.5 to 11.8 percent for adults, respectively).
LSD has often been sold as ?glue? on the back of stamp that can be licked off in order for the user to experience the effects of the drug.
Although Methadone was originally developed as a pain killer, but now its primary use is the sedation, maintenance, and detoxification of narcotic addicts.
The percentage of the population using illegal drugs increased from 6.3 percent in 1999 and 2000 to 7.1 percent in 2001. Between 2000 and 2001, statistically significant increases were noted for the current use of marijuana (4.8 to 5.4 percent), cocaine (0.5 to 0.7 percent), pain relievers (1.2 to 1.6 percent), and tranquilizers (0.4 to 0.6 percent). A change in NHSDA questions on hallucinogens caused the estimated rate of use of this category of drugs to increase from 0.4 to 0.6 percent between 2000 and 2001.
Pharmaceuticals that are being taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision can be just as dangerous as taking illegal drugs or alcohol.