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Rates of substance dependence or abuse were associated with age. In 2008, the rate of substance dependence or abuse among adults aged 18 to 25 (20.8 percent) was higher than that among teens aged 12 to 17 (7.6 percent) and among adults aged 26 or older (7.0 percent). None of these rates changed significantly between 2007 and 2008. For teens aged 12 to 17, the rate decreased from 8.9 percent in 2002 to 7.6 percent in 2008. For young adults aged 18 to 25 and adults aged 26 or older, these rates remained stable from 2002 to 2008.
In 2005, there were 2.4 million current cocaine users aged 12 or older, which is more than in 2004 when the number was 2.0 million. However, the change in the rate of current use of cocaine between 2005 and 2004 (1.0 and 0.8 percent, respectively) was not statistically significant.
If snorted, cocaine?s effects will peak within 30 minutes with its duration of effect lasting 1-3 hours.
Between 2000 and 2001, there was no statistically significant change in the number of persons aged 12 or older receiving treatment for alcohol or illegal drugs (2.8 to 3.1 million persons). There was also no significant change in the number receiving treatment for alcohol (2.1 to 2.2 million persons). However, between 2000 and 2001, the number receiving treatment for illegal drugs increased significantly from 1.3 million (0.6 percent) to 1.7 million (0.8 percent).
In 2007, 7.5 percent of persons aged 18 or older (16.5 million persons) had at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year. Almost 1 in 20 adults (4.6 percent or 10.1 million persons) had a past year MDE with severe impairment.
The use of amphetamine during strenuous physical activity can be extremely dangerous, especially when combined with alcohol, and athletes have died as a result.