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Among teens aged 12 to 17, the past year prevalence of MDE ranged from 4.0 percent among 12 year olds to 11.1 percent among those aged 16 and 10.3 percent among those aged 17.
Among teens aged 12 to 17, there were 1.2 million (4.8 percent) who needed treatment for an illegal drug use problem in 2008. Of this group, only 111,000 received treatment at a specialty facility (9.3 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 who needed treatment), leaving 1.1 million teens who needed treatment but did not receive it at a specialty facility.
According to the latest research from the National Institute on Health, Vicodin addiction greatly impacts all Americans; in the final analysis, we all end up paying the costs for the misuse of the drug.
Ecstasy is man-made using chemicals and other substances such as caffeine, dextromethorphan (found in some cough syrups), amphetamines, PCP, or cocaine are sometimes added to, or substituted for Ecstasy in tablets.
Cocaine is generally not taken by mouth for recreational purposes. Toxic reactions, including death, have occurred in people who swallow the drug to avoid police detection or border authorities. This smuggling attempt is known as body packing.
People who take OxyContin repeatedly can develop a tolerance or resistance to the drug's effects.