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Female teens were more likely than male teens to report using outpatient specialty mental health services (13.6 vs. 9.3 percent), education services (13.0 vs. 10.5 percent), or general medical-based services (3.2 vs. 2.6 percent), but there was no significant gender difference in the use of inpatient specialty mental health services.
In 2008, the number of new nonmedical users of OxyContin? aged 12 or older was 478,000, with an average age at first use of 21.8 years among those aged 12 to 49. These estimates are similar to those for 2007 (554,000 and 24.0 years, respectively). OxyContin? initiation declined between 2004 (615,000) and 2008.
Experiments with animals suggest that amphetamine use during pregnancy may produce adverse behavioral effects, such as hyperexcitability, in offspring.
Amphetamine treatment admission rates increased between 1993 and 1999 by 250 percent or more in 14 States and by 100 to 249 percent in another 10 States.
No one knows how many times a person can use ecstasy before becoming addicted or who's most vulnerable to ecstasy addiction. Genetic makeup, living environment, and other factors probably play a role in a person's susceptibility to addiction to any drug.
Teens aged 12 to 17 were asked a number of questions related to the extent of support, oversight, and control that they perceived their parents exercised over them in the year prior to the survey. In 2005, among teens aged 12 to 17 enrolled in school in the past year, 79.2 percent reported that in the past year their parents always or sometimes checked on whether or not they had completed their homework, 79.5 percent reported that their parents always or sometimes provided help with their homework, and 68.7 percent reported that their parents limited the amount of time that they spent out with friends on school nights. Also in 2005, among all teens aged 12 to 17, 87.5 percent reported that in the past year their parents made them always or sometimes do chores around the house, 38.6 percent reported that their parents limited the amount of time that they watched television, and 85.9 percent reported that their parents always or sometimes let them know that they had done a good job. All of these percentages were similar to those for 2004 with the exception of the percentage reporting that their parents provided help with homework, which had declined from the 80.8 percent that had been reported in 2004.