People who use heroin regularly are likely to develop a physical dependence.
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.
In Arizona during the year 2006 a total of 23,656 people were admitted to addiction treatment programs.
Heroin (like opium and morphine) is made from the resin of poppy plants.
52 Million Americans have abused prescription medications.
In 1805, morphine and codeine were isolated from opium, and morphine was used as a cure for opium addiction since its addictive characteristics were not known.
300 tons of barbiturates are produced legally in the U.S. every year.
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.
Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco).
More than9 in 10people who used heroin also used at least one other drug.
Substance abuse costs the health care system about $11 billion, with overall costs reaching $193 billion.
Oxycodone is as powerful as heroin and affects the nervous system the same way.
Bath Salts attributed to approximately 22,000 ER visits in 2011.
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