52 Million Americans have abused prescription medications.
Benzodiazepines are depressants that act as hypnotics in large doses, anxiolytics in moderate dosages and sedatives in low doses.
Ecstasy can stay in one's system for 1-5 days.
Used illicitly, stimulants can lead to delirium and paranoia.
In 1904, Barbiturates were introduced for further medicinal purposes
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.
PCP (known as Angel Dust) stays in the system 1-8 days.
Emergency room admissions from prescription drug abuse have risen by over 130% over the last five years.
77% of college students who abuse steroids also abuse at least one other substance.
Excessive alcohol use costs the country approximately $235 billion annually.
According to the latest drug information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), drug abuse costs the United States over $600 billion annually in health care treatments, lost productivity, and crime.
Within the last ten years' rates of Demerol abuse have risen by nearly 200%.
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.
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