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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2008, 6.4 percent of adults aged 18 or older (14.3 million people) had at least one MDE in the past year. Over 1 in 25 adults (4.2 percent or 9.5 million people) had past year MDE with severe impairment.
A pregnant woman who uses heroin should not attempt to suddenly stop taking the drug. This can put her baby at increased risk of death. She should consult a health care provider or drug treatment center about treatment with a drug called methadone. Although infants born to mothers taking methadone also have withdrawal symptoms, they can be safely treated in the nursery and generally do better than babies born to women who continue to use heroin.
Among teens aged 12 to 17, 8.0 percent of Hispanics had MDE in the past year, similar to the rate for non-Hispanic teens (7.9 percent). Also, teens who reported two or more races had a lifetime MDE prevalence of 13.0 percent, while the rates for American Indians or Alaska Natives and whites were 9.3 and 8.1 percent, respectively.
Although heroin withdrawal is considered less dangerous than alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal, sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent heroin users who are in poor health is occasionally fatal.
Heroin is smuggled into the United States and Europe from areas such as the Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia); with Afghanistan currently being "the world's largest exporter of heroin".
Children that are from families with substance-abusing parents are much more likely to have problems with poor school performance and emotional difficulties than their peers from sober homes.