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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among the 5.1 million adults who reported an unmet need for mental health care and did not receive mental health services in the past year, several barriers to care were reported. These included an inability to afford care (42.7 percent), believing at the time that the problem could be handled without care (28.6 percent), not knowing where to go for care (19.8 percent), and not having the time to go for care (13.9 percent).
Among adults 18 or older, 2.3 million (1.0 percent) made suicide plans in the past year. The rate was 1.1 percent among women and 0.9 percent among men. Rates of adults who made suicide plans were also highest among 18 to 25 year olds (1.9 percent), followed by 26 to 49 year olds (1.1 percent) and adults 50 years or older (0.7 percent).
The number of 12-17 year olds admitted to treatment for meth addiction more than doubled between 1994 and 2004.
The National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW) is an annual media-based community awareness program that takes place during the third week of March every year to increase understanding about the abuse and risks of inhalant use.
The increased illegal use of OxyContin has led to the manufacture of "fake" OxyContin pills all over North America.
In 2008, an estimated 22.2 million persons (8.9 percent of the population aged 12 or older) were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year based on criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV). Of these, 3.1 million were classified with dependence on or abuse of both alcohol and illegal drugs, 3.9 million were dependent on or abused illegal drugs but not alcohol, and 15.2 million were dependent on or abused alcohol but not illegal drugs.