1 out of 4 Americans between the age of 26 and 34 have used cocaine in their lifetime. According to the Minnesota Institute for Public Health and drug prevention resource center, 5,000 adults in the United States try cocaine for the first time each day. (1985) Today it is estimated that 22 to 25 million […]

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According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, only 5.5% of all federal crack defendants are high-level dealers. Approximately 100 years after cocaine entered into use, a new variation of the substance emerged. This substance, crack, became enormously popular in the mid-1980s due in part to its almost immediate high and the fact that it is inexpensive […]

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According to Drug Abuse Warning Network, or DAWN, heroin and morphine accounted for 51% of drug deaths ruled accidental or unexpected in 1999. Heroin is a highly addictive drug, and its use is a serious problem in America. Current estimates suggest that nearly 600,000 people need treatment for heroin addiction. Recent studies suggest a shift […]

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According to the UN’s estimate, 141 million people around the world use marijuana. This represents about 2.5 percent of the world population. Among teens 12 to 17, the average age of first trying marijuana was 14 years old. Data has shown that people high on marijuana show the same lack of coordination on standard “drunk […]

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In July 2000, the U.S. Customs Service at Los Angeles International Airport seized 16 packages containing 2.1 million Ecstasy tablets (1,096 pounds) with an estimated street value of at least $41 million. Research suggests that people who used ecstasy at least 25 times had lowered serotonin levels for as long as a year after quitting. […]

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