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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Having MDE in the past year was associated with past year substance dependence or abuse. Among adults aged 18 or older who had MDE in 2008, 20.3 percent were dependent on or abused alcohol or illegal drugs, while among adults without MDE, 7.8 percent were dependent on or abused alcohol or illegal drugs.
Methamphetamine can be produced in home laboratories using pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, the active ingredients in over-the-counter drugs such as Sudafed and Contac.
In 2008, an estimated 8.3 million adults (3.7 percent) had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. The rate was 3.9 percent among women and 3.4 percent among men. The rate was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (6.7 percent) compared with adults 26 to 49 (3.9 percent) and adults aged 50 or older (2.3 percent).
When an individual is between treated at a Methadone Maintenance Clinic, they can get along without heroin without getting "dope sick." The irony is that is they would discontinue their Methadone use; they would rapidly descend into a withdrawal that is more painful than if they would have chosen to withdraw from the original opiate addiction.
Many incidents of deaths have been linked to LSD use; suicides and fatal accidents have been reported to occur in many users of the drug during ?bad trips?.
Opiates act in several areas of the brain that are involved in interpreting pain messages and in subjective responses to pain. The opiates don't block the pain messages themselves. Rather, they change the subjective experience of the pain. A person using opiates for pain may say that they still feel the pain but that it doesn't bother them anymore.