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GHB is a substance that acts as a central nervous system depressant. The way GHB affects an individual is to make them drowsy and the drug also slows down the rate of the user's breathing and heart rate. GHB was originally developed in a laboratory during 1960. GHB has been used experimentally as an anesthetic, and as it has also been used as a treatment for sleep disorders and alcohol withdrawal.
The inhalants that cause the most liver and kidney damage are toluene-containing substances and chlorinated hydrocarbons, such as correction fluids and dry cleaning fluids.
The degree of Xanax and other benzodiazepine related hospital emergency room visits have risen dramatically since 1999.
Of the 20.8 million people in 2008 who were classified as needing substance use treatment but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility in the past year, 1.0 million persons (4.8 percent) reported that they felt they needed treatment for their illegal drug or alcohol use problem. Of these 1.0 million persons who felt they needed treatment, 233,000 (23.3 percent) reported that they made an effort to get treatment, and 766,000 (76.7 percent) reported making no effort to get treatment.
The average age at first smokeless tobacco use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 in 2005 was 18.3 years. Averages were 18.2 years for boys and 18.9 years for girls.
3.8 million people (1.5 percent of the population above 12) say they have tried heroin at least once in their lifetimes.