64% of teens say they have used prescription pain killers that they got from a friend or family member.
An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opioids (opium-like substances), including 9.2 million who use heroin.
Drug addicts are not the only ones affected by drug addiction.
Each year, over 5,000 people under the age of 21 die from Alcohol-related incidents in the U.S alone.
Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs): A measure of years of life lost or lived in less than full health.
The effects of heroin can last three to four hours.
Opiate-based drugs have risen by over 80% in less than four years.
Because of the tweaker's unpredictability, there have been reports that they can react violently, which can lead to involvement in domestic disputes, spur-of-the-moment crimes, or motor vehicle accidents.
Teens who have open communication with their parents are half as likely to try drugs, yet only a quarter of adolescents state that they have had conversations with their parents regarding drugs.
Barbiturate Overdose is known to result in Pneumonia, severe muscle damage, coma and death.
Never, absolutely NEVER, buy drugs over the internet. It is not as safe as walking into a pharmacy. You honestly do not know what you are going to get or who is going to intervene in the online message.
In 1990, 600,000 children in the U.S. were on stimulant medication for A.D.H.D.
Between 2000 and 2006 the average number of alcohol related motor vehicle crashes in Utah resulting in death was approximately 59, resulting in an average of nearly 67 fatalities per year.
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