New scientific research has taught us that the brain doesn't finish developing until the mid-20s, especially the region that controls impulse and judgment.
It is estimated that 80% of new hepatitis C infections occur among those who use drugs intravenously, such as heroin users.
Drug addiction and abuse costs the American taxpayers an average of $484 billion each year.
In the past 15 years, abuse of prescription drugs, including powerful opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, has risen alarmingly among all ages, growing fastest among college-age adults, who lead all age groups in the misuse of medications.
Heroin withdrawal occurs within just a few hours since the last use. Symptoms include diarrhea, insomnia, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps, and bone and muscle pain.
Use of amphetamines is increasing among college students. One study across a hundred colleges showed nearly 7% of college students use amphetamines illegally. Over 25% of students reported use in the past year.
Smokers who continuously smoke will always have nicotine in their system.
An estimated 20 percent of U.S. college students are afflicted with Alcoholism.
4.4 million teenagers (aged 12 to 17) in the US admitted to taking prescription painkillers, and 2.3 million took a prescription stimulant such as Ritalin.
Methamphetamine can be swallowed, snorted, smoked and injected by users.
In 1981, Alprazolam released to the United States drug market.
Nearly 23 Million people need treatment for chemical dependency.
54% of high school seniors do not think regular steroid use is harmful, the lowest number since 1980, when the National Institute on Drug Abuse started asking about perception on steroids.
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