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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Methamphetamine is frequently combined with heroin; using the drugs together is often referred to as "speedballing"; this method is extremely dangerous and has been linked to many deaths in the United States.
Many drug rehab programs across the United States have already begun to treat patients for addictions to Bath Salts; many of these individuals that are being treated have spoken of the terrible reactions they had to using them.
In 2008, 10.0 million persons aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illegal drugs during the past year. This corresponds to 4.0 percent of the population aged 12 or older, the same as the rate in 2007, but lower than the rate in 2002 (4.7 percent). Across age groups, the rate of driving under the influence of illegal drugs in 2008 was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (12.3 percent).
During the early part of 2011, Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske spoke out publicly against bath salts and recently several senators in congress addressed the possibility of banning the products.
Among young adults 18 to 22 years old, full time college students were less likely to be current cigarette smokers than their peers who were not enrolled full time in college. Cigarette use in the past month in 2008 was reported by 27.2 percent of full time college students, less than the rate of 40.6 percent for those not enrolled full time.
In 2000, as part of DAWN's year-end emergency data report, heroin related emergency room visits increased 15% from the last year.