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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The profile of the typical Ecstasy user has changed recently, with Ecstasy now affecting a broader range of ethnic groups.
Among teens aged 12 to 17, rates of current illegal drug use varied significantly by major racial/ethnic groups in 2004. The rate was highest among American Indian or Alaska Native teens (26.0 percent). Rates were 12.2 percent for teens reporting two or more races, 11.1 percent for white teens, 10.2 percent for Hispanic teens, 9.3 percent for black teens, and 6.0 percent for Asian teens.
Ecstasy users may take combinations of drugs, including alcohol, which may further increase the negative effects of the drug or even death.
Boys are twice as likely to be classified with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs or alcohol as girls. Among boys, 10.0 percent were classified with illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse, while 4.9 percent of girls were classified with illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse.
In 2004, 8,000 meth labs were seized in the US. Child welfare workers removed more than 3,000 children from the labs.
Persons aged 65 or older had lower rates of binge drinking (8.3 percent) than adults in other age groups. The rate of heavy drinking among persons aged 65 or older was 1.7 percent.