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In Panama City, Florida, two incidents caused law enforcement there to be alerted to the drug?s serious effects. In one incident, several police officers were needed to subdue a man who tore a radar unit out of a police car with his teeth. In another incident, police reported that a woman attacked her own mother with a machete, thinking that she was a monster. After investigating the incidents, it was noted that both individuals were under the influence of bath salts that they had purchased legally in the state.
Some studies show that MDMA may be neurotoxic in humans. Other studies, however, suggest that any potential brain damage may be at least partially reversible following prolonged abstinence from MDMA.
The rates of current use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, and pipe tobacco were unchanged between 2005 and 2006. However, between 2002 and 2006, past month cigarette use decreased from 26.0 to 25.0 percent. Rates of past month use of cigars, smokeless tobacco, and pipe tobacco were similar in 2002 and 2006.
In 2006, about half (50.1 percent) of the teens aged 12 to 17 reported that it would be "fairly easy" or "very easy" for them to obtain marijuana if they wanted some. Around one quarter reported it would be easy to get cocaine (25.9 percent). One in seven (14.0 percent) indicated that LSD would be "fairly" or "very" easily available, and 14.4 percent reported so for heroin. Between 2002 and 2006, the perceived availability of substances decreased among teens aged 12 to 17 for marijuana (from 55.0 to 50.1 percent), LSD (from 19.4 to 14.0 percent), and heroin (from 15.8 to 14.4 percent).
Ambien is currently dispensed in 5mg and 10mg oral tablets. Ambien CR is currently on the market as an extended release version of the drug, dispensed in 6.25 mg and 12.5mg oral tablets.
Among adults aged 26 or older, 6.1 percent reported current illegal drug use in 2006. In this age group, 4.2 percent used marijuana, and 2.2 percent used prescription type drugs nonmedically. Less than 1 percent used cocaine (0.8 percent), hallucinogens (0.1 percent), and inhalants (0.2 percent). The only significant change between 2005 and 2006 in the rates of past month use among adults in this age group involved heroin, which increased from 0.03 to 0.14 percent. Lifetime nonmedical use of OxyContin® among adults aged 26 or older increased from 0.9 percent in 2005 to 1.1 percent in 2006, and past year use of stimulants and heroin also increased (stimulants, from 0.6 to 0.9 percent; heroin, from 0.1 to 0.2 percent).