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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction reports that there are some Ecstasy tablets being sold for as little as ?1.
Another street terms that is used for inhalant use is "bagging".
OxyContin users suffering from lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure or pre-existing respiratory depression may not realize that OxyContin may suppress the respiratory drive to the point of arrest.
Proponents of Methadone maintenance proudly proclaim that patients receiving treatment at the clinics are "dependent" on the medication and not "addicted" to the potent drug.
Increases in the perceived risk of using a substance often are associated with decreases in the rate of use of that substance. Looking over the 5-year period, the proportion of teens aged 12 to 17 who reported perceiving great risk from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day increased from 63.1 percent in 2002 to 68.7 percent in 2006. The rate of past month cigarette smoking among teens aged 12 to 17 dropped from 13.0 to 10.4 percent during the same period.
Almost 1 out of every 10 high school seniors throughout the United States in 2006 has reported using Vicodin on a recreational basis.