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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The number of current heroin users increased from 136,000 in 2005 to 338,000 in 2006, and the corresponding prevalence rate increased from 0.06 to 0.14 percent.
In 2008, an estimated 22.2 million persons (8.9 percent of the population aged 12 or older) were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year based on criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV). Of these, 3.1 million were classified with dependence on or abuse of both alcohol and illegal drugs, 3.9 million were dependent on or abused illegal drugs but not alcohol, and 15.2 million were dependent on or abused alcohol but not illegal drugs.
Among adults aged 18 or older with past month SPD in 2008, the rate of binge alcohol use (drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion [i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other] on at least 1 day in the past 30 days) was 30.9 percent, which was higher than the 24.6 percent rate among adults who did not meet the criteria for SPD. The rate of heavy alcohol use (drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days) among adults with SPD in the past month was higher (12.1 percent) than the rate reported among adults without SPD in the past month (7.3 percent). Similarly, the rate of past month use of cigarettes was higher among adults with SPD (47.6 percent) than among adults without SPD (24.5 percent).
During 2007, 0.4% of the 10th grade students reported using methamphetamine in the past month. Criminal justice costs related to meth during 2005 across the U.S. were over 4 billion dollars.
The most recent national and state surveys such inhalant abuse reaches its peak at some point during the sixth through the ninth grades.
Among pregnant women aged 15 to 44 years, 4.0 percent reported using illegal drugs in the past month based on combined 2005 and 2006 NSDUH data. This rate was significantly lower than the rate among women aged 15 to 44 who were not pregnant (10.0 percent). The 2003-2004 combined rate of current illegal drug use among pregnant women (4.6 percent) was not significantly different from the 2005-2006 combined rate.