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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 81.7 percent of the instances in 2007-2008 where nonmedical users of prescription pain relievers aged 12 or older obtained the drugs from a friend or relative for free, the individuals indicated that their friend or relative had obtained the drugs from just one doctor. Only 1.6 percent reported that the friend or relative had bought the drugs from a drug dealer or other stranger.
In 2004, 3.8 million people aged 12 or older (1.6 percent of the population) received treatment in the past 12 months for a drug or alcohol use problem. Of these, 2.3 million received treatment at a specialty facility for substance use treatment, including 1.7 million at a rehabilitation facility as an outpatient, 947,000 at a rehabilitation facility as an inpatient, 775,000 at a hospital as an inpatient, and 982,000 at a mental health center as an outpatient. Nonspecialty treatment locations were self-help groups (2.1 million persons), private doctor's offices (490,000 persons), emergency rooms (453,000 persons), and prisons or jails (310,000 persons). (Note that the estimates of treatment by location include persons reporting more than one location.)
Ecstasy is usually taken by mouth in a pill, tablet, or capsule. These pills can be different colors, and sometimes the pills have cartoon-like images on them. Some ecstasy users take more than one pill at a time, called "bumping."
The number of persons aged 12 or older who smoked cigarettes for the first time within the past 12 months was 2.4 million in 2008, similar to the estimate in 2007 (2.2 million) but significantly higher than the estimate for 2002 (1.9 million). Most new smokers in 2008 were under age 18 when they first smoked cigarettes (58.8 percent); however, the number of persons initiating smoking at age 18 or older increased from about 600,000 in 2002 to 1 million in 2008.
Rates of treatment for mental health problems were associated with age for adults aged 18 or older: 11.2 percent for adults aged 18 to 25, 13.9 percent for adults aged 26 to 49, and 12.5 percent for adults aged 50 or older.
Among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of current cigarette use was associated with county type in 2006. The rates of cigarette smoking were 30.1 percent in completely rural counties, 29.3 percent in less urbanized nonmetropolitan areas, 26.6 percent in urbanized nonmetropolitan areas, 26.3 percent in small metropolitan areas, and 23.3 percent in large metropolitan areas.