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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Based on a new approach to estimating incidence, the 2004 NSDUH shows that the illegal drug category with the largest number of new users was nonmedical use of pain relievers. 2.4 million persons used pain relievers nonmedically for the first time within the past 12 months. The average age at first use among these new initiates was 23.3 years.
Using Vicodin over a period of several months will cause the effects of the drug to become greater and much more damaging. At first the Vicodin user will endure such effects as constipation, the speeding up or the slowing down of the heart rate, and nausea. As the use continues over time, the negative effects of the drug will begin to increase and intensify, and may include blurred vision, hallucinations and severe confusion.
Current use of smokeless tobacco in 2008 was higher among adults aged 18 or older who were employed full time (4.8 percent) and those who were unemployed (4.9 percent) than among adults who were employed part time (1.8 percent) and those in the "other" employment category, which includes persons not in the labor force (2.0 percent).
Although the rate of past month illegal drug use was higher among unemployed persons compared with those from other employment groups, most drug users were employed. Of the 17.2 million current illegal drug users aged 18 or older in 2005, 12.9 million (74.8 percent) were employed either full or part time.
Individuals that are addicted to drugs and alcohol cannot stop their problem behavior even though it may ruin their health, cause them to lose their job or destroy all of their relationships.
Of the 20.8 million people in 2007 who were classified as needing substance use treatment but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility in the past year, 1.3 million persons (6.4 percent) reported that they felt they needed treatment for their illegal drug or alcohol use problem. Of these 1.3 million persons who felt they needed treatment, 380,000 (28.5 percent) reported that they made an effort to get treatment, and 955,000 (71.5 percent) reported making no effort to get treatment.