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The medical uses of methamphetamine are very limited, and in most instances it is prescribed in much lower doses than those that would typically be abused.
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.
In 2004, 19.2 percent of unemployed adults aged 18 or older were current illegal drug users compared with 8.0 percent of those employed full time and 10.3 percent of those employed part time. However, of the 16.4 million illegal drug users aged 18 or older in 2004, 12.3 million (75.2 percent) were employed either full or part time.
Vicodin is an analgesic used to treat pain, but it is also an anti-tussive which is often prescribed to treat coughs.
Among adults, age at first use of alcohol was associated with dependence on or abuse of alcohol in 2006. For example, among adults aged 18 or older who first tried alcohol at age 14 or younger, 17.5 percent were classified with alcohol dependence or abuse compared with only 3.7 percent of adults who had first used alcohol at age 18 or older. Adults aged 21 or older who had first used alcohol before age 21 were more likely than adults who had their first drink at age 21 or older to be classified with alcohol dependence or abuse (9.6 vs. 2.4 percent).
About 2.0 million adults (0.9 percent of the population aged 18 years or older) received inpatient care for mental health problems during the past year. This estimate was similar to the rate reported in 2007 (1.0 percent or 2.1 million adults).