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In 1994 the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 63 meth labs. That figure climbed to 879 in 1996 and 1,627 in 1998.
70% of violent crime is committed by people who are intoxicated with either alcohol or drugs.
Among teens 12 to 17, the average age of first trying marijuana was 14 years old.
Drug abuse refers to the use of a drug for purposes for which it was not attended, or using a drug in excessive quantities.
In blind trials, users who were given both drugs orally were unable to distinguish between the effects heroin and methadone. An added problem for those using methadone to recover from heroin addiction is withdrawal. Withdrawal from heroin should be over after seven to ten days. Withdrawal from methadone though, can take up to a month or even longer.
Ironically, methadone used to control narcotic addiction is frequently encountered on the illicit market and has been associated with a number of overdose deaths. Tolerance and addiction to methadone is a dangerous threat, as withdrawal results from the cessation of use. Many former heroin users have claimed that the horrors of heroin withdrawal were far less painful and difficult than withdrawal from methadone.
Many people go from being addicted to heroin to being addicted to methadone,
and continue with this "treatment" for years. They fear the withdrawal that
will occur when they stop. Methadone does not have to be the way of life for
former heroin addicts. Gradual cessation followed by a drug-free program of
rehabilitation may be the answer for many sufferers.
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