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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2007, there were 775,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used inhalants for the first time within the past 12 months; 66.3 percent were under age 18 when they first used. There was no significant change in the number of inhalant initiates from 2006 to 2007.
In 2005, the average age at first alcohol use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 was 16.4 years. This average age was 16.6 years in 2002 and 16.4 years in both 2003 and 2004, but these are not statistically different from the average age at first use in 2005. Excluding initiation at age 21 or older, the mean ages were 15.5 years in 2002 and 15.6 years in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
For opiate addicts, the beginning of treatment is detoxification, a controlled and medically supervised withdrawal from opiates. Detox by itself is not a solution, because most addicts will eventually resume taking the drug unless they get further help.
Some users of Ativan have experienced acting inappropriately or being out of control; others have reported a lack of recall and in some cases full blown amnesia.
Individuals who make the decision go through a medically assisted withdrawal rehab to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal, but do not receive any further treatment, have been known to perform about the same in terms of their drug use as those who never had any form of professional help. Studies have consistently indicated that attending a drug rehab is an effective tool to reduce drug intake. Researchers also have found that drug abusers who have been through a drug rehab are more likely to consistently maintain employment following the completion of the program.
Ecstasy initiation remained essentially unchanged from 2006 (860,000) to 2007 (781,000), but was lower in 2007 than in 2002 (1.2 million).