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With prolonged high doses of methamphetamine or with binges of the drug, stimulant psychosis has been known to develop.
Because marijuana is the predominant substance used by those using an illegal drug, States that showed high prevalence rates for any illegal drug also had high prevalence rates for past month use of marijuana. In fact, all 10 States in the top fifth for use of an illegal drug for persons aged 12 or older also were ranked in the top fifth for past month use of marijuana. In the 12 to 17 age group, seven States were in the top fifth for both use of any illegal drug and use of marijuana: Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Vermont. Seven States were common to the top fifth for current marijuana use among persons aged 12 or older and teens aged 12 to 17: Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
A large majority of the individuals, who use alcohol or illegal drugs, will stop at the "recreational" stage; for a variety of complex reasons, other individuals' use will progress to a more problematic phase of addiction.
Methadone does not get into the bones; this myth likely comes from the debilitating bone and joint pain that is often experienced during opioid withdrawal.
Among teens aged 12 to 17, the types of drugs used in the past month varied by age group. Among 12 or 13 year olds, 2.0 percent used prescription-type drugs nonmedically, 1.2 percent used inhalants, and 0.9 percent used marijuana. Among 14 or 15 year olds, marijuana was the dominant drug used (5.8 percent), followed by prescription-type drugs used nonmedically (3.1 percent), and then by inhalants (1.7 percent). Marijuana also was the most commonly used drug among 16 or 17 year olds (13.0 percent), followed by prescription-type drugs used nonmedically (4.7 percent), and then by hallucinogens (1.3 percent), inhalants (1.1 percent), and cocaine (0.8 percent).
Vicodin and other opiate type drugs travel along specific neurological pathways in the brain in order to block the sensation of pain in the body.