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Methadone should not be the new way of life for former heroin users. Methadone users can benefit from gradual cessation followed by a drug-free program of drug rehabilitation.
The average age at first smokeless tobacco use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 in 2008 was 18.9 years, which was not significantly different from the 2007 estimate (18.0 years). For boys, the 2008 estimate of this average age (18.8 years) was significantly higher than the 2007 estimate (17.4 years). However, for girls, the 2007 and 2008 age at first use estimates (19.7 and 19.0 years, respectively) did not significantly differ.
In 2008, adults aged 18 or older with past year MDE had higher rates of past year illegal drug use than those without MDE (27.2 vs. 13.0 percent). A similar pattern was observed for specific types of past year illegal drug use, such as the use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or hallucinogens and the nonmedical use of prescription-type psychotherapeutics.
Across geographic divisions in 2001, underage current alcohol use rates ranged from 24.2 percent in the East South Central division and 26.8 percent in the Pacific division to 35.0 percent in New England. Between 2000 and 2001, there was an increase in underage drinking in the West South Central division (from 27.5 to 30.4 percent).
Among adults aged 18 or older in 2008, 2.3 million (1.0 percent) made suicide plans in the past year, and 1.1 million (0.5 percent) reported attempting suicide. A half million adults reported staying overnight in a hospital as a result of their suicide attempt in the past year.
In 2005, there were 3.3 million persons aged 12 or older who had used cigars for the first time in the past 12 months, a significant increase in the number of initiates from 2002 (2.9 million) and 2003 (2.7 million). The average age at first cigar use was 21.2 years among past year cigar initiates aged 12 or 49 in 2005.