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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Young heroin users often mistakenly believe that snorting or smoking heroin will not lead to addiction.
It is not unusual for episodes of psychosis to persist for several days after the last dose of methamphetamine; there have been reported of users remaining in this state of paranoid delusion for weeks.
Current cigarette smoking among persons aged 12 or older was lowest in the West (21.0 percent) and highest in the Midwest (28.1 percent). Use of smokeless tobacco was higher in the South and Midwest (4.1 and 3.8 percent, respectively) than in the West and Northeast (2.0 and 1.9 percent, respectively). Cigar smoking, like cigarette use, was highest in the Midwest (6.7 percent).
Treatment for drug addiction has increasingly been on the rise as more and more individuals are becoming dependent on various types of illegal and prescription drugs. Years of research have shown that addiction to any drug can be effectively treated with the right form of treatment.
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol was more common among current cigarette smokers than among nonsmokers in 2008, as in prior years since 2002. Among persons aged 12 or older, 20.4 percent of past month cigarette smokers reported current use of an illegal drug compared with 4.2 percent of persons who were not current cigarette smokers. Past month alcohol use was reported by 67.4 percent of current cigarette smokers compared with 46.7 percent of those who did not use cigarettes in the past month. The association also was found with binge drinking (44.6 percent of current cigarette smokers vs. 16.5 percent of current nonsmokers) and heavy drinking (16.8 vs. 3.8 percent, respectively).
The average age at first smokeless tobacco use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 in 2006 was 19.0 years. Averages were 18.5 years for boys and 20.9 years for girls.