Today, Alcohol is the NO. 1 most abused drug with psychoactive properties in the U.S.
Cocaine use can lead to death from respiratory (breathing) failure, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) or heart attack.
In 1990, 600,000 children in the U.S. were on stimulant medication for A.D.H.D.
Over 1 million people have tried hallucinogens for the fist time this year.
Crack cocaine is derived from powdered cocaine offering a euphoric high that is even more stimulating than powdered cocaine.
Heroin is usually injected into a vein, but it's also smoked ('chasing the dragon'), and added to cigarettes and cannabis. The effects are usually felt straightaway. Sometimes heroin is snorted the effects take around 10 to 15 minutes to feel if it's used in this way.
Over 23,000 emergency room visits in 2006 were attributed to Ativan abuse.
Women who drink have more health and social problems than men who drink
Krokodil is named for the crocodile-like appearance it creates on the skin. Over time, it damages blood vessels and causes the skin to become green and scaly. The tissue damage can lead to gangrene and result in amputation or death.
Rates of K2 Spice use have risen by 80% within a single year.
Smoking crack cocaine can lead to sudden death by means of a heart attack or stroke right then.
Over 53 Million Opiate-based prescriptions are filled each year.
Pharmacological treatment for depression began with MAOIs and tricyclics dating back to the 1950's.
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