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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2005, 58.1 percent of boys aged 12 or older were current drinkers, higher than the rate for girls (45.9 percent). However, among teens aged 12 to 17, the percentage of girls who were current drinkers (17.2 percent) was higher than that for boys (15.9 percent).
Ecstasy can be addictive for some people, as some people continue to take Ecstasy despite experiencing unpleasant physical side effects and other social, behavioral, and health consequences.
Persons dependent on or abusing a substance in the past 12 months, or who received specialty treatment for a substance use problem within the past 12 months, are classified as needing treatment. In 2004, the number of persons aged 12 or older needing treatment for an alcohol or illegal drug use problem was 23.48 million (9.8 percent). Of these, 2.33 million received treatment at a specialty facility in the past year. Thus, 21.15 million people needed but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility in 2004. The number needing but not receiving treatment did not change significantly from 2002 to 2004.
The past year prevalence of MDE was highest for adults aged 18 to 25 (9.7 percent) and lowest for those aged 50 or older (5.1 percent).
In 2006, the average age at first marijuana use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 was 17.4 years, the same as the average in 2005. Among recent initiates aged 12 or older who initiated use prior to the age of 21, the mean ages at first use were 15.9 years in 2002, 15.9 years in 2003, 16.0 years in 2004, 16.0 years in 2005, and 16.1 years in 2006.
Ironically, it often takes some of the latest narcotic detox medications, such as Suboxone, to help individuals to completely withdraw from methadone.