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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Most adults aged 18 or older with substance dependence or abuse were employed full time in 2006. Of the 20.6 million adults classified with dependence or abuse, 12.7 million (61.5 percent) were employed full time.
Between 2000 and 2001, the rate of illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse increased among boys aged 12 or older (from 8.9 to 10.0 percent) and among girls aged 12 or older (from 4.2 to 4.9 percent).
There were significant increases in the lifetime prevalence of use from 2003 to 2004 in several categories of pain relievers among those aged 18 to 25. Specific pain relievers with statistically significant increases in lifetime use were Vicodin?, Lortab?, or Lorcet? (from 15.0 to 16.5 percent); Percocet?, Percodan?, or Tylox? (from 7.8 to 8.7 percent); hydrocodone products (from 16.3 to 17.4 percent); OxyContin? (from 3.6 to 4.3 percent); and oxycodone products (from 8.9 to 10.1 percent).
Screening for prescription drug abuse could easily be incorporated into routine medical visits by asking direct questions about substance abuse history and current prescriptions.
In 2005, there were 108,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. The average age at first use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 was 22.2 years in 2005. There were no significant changes in the number of initiates or in the average age at first use from 2002 to 2005.
In 2008, 23.1 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illegal drug or alcohol use problem (9.2 percent of the persons aged 12 or older). Of these, 2.3 million (0.9 percent of persons aged 12 or older and 9.9 percent of those who needed treatment) received treatment at a specialty facility. Thus, 20.8 million persons (8.3 percent of the population aged 12 or older) needed treatment for an illegal drug or alcohol use problem but did not receive treatment at a specialty substance abuse facility in the past year. These estimates are similar to the estimates for 2007 and for 2002.