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US Drug Problem

DRUG PROBLEM IN THE FIGURES U.S. N2013 24.6 No. of estimated Americans aged 12 or MILLION older who were current illicit drug users 9.4% of the population aged 12 and above Current IIlicit Drug Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older-2013 (in millions) Marijuana 19.8 Psychotherapeutics 6.5 Cocaine 1.5 Hallucinogens 1.3 Inhalants 0.5 Heroin 0.3 4llicit Drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically. Current Illicit Drug Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Age: 2012 and 2013 25 20 15 2012 12013 10 18-20 30-34 35-39 40-44 65+ 55-59 Age in Years Possible indications that your child or other family member is using drugs: Problems at school or work Physical health issues such as lack of energy and motivation Lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks O Changes in behavior Sudden requests for money Discovery of stealing money Disappearance of home items that can be sold to buy drugs +Steps to addiction recovery Always remind yourself of the reasons you want to change. Remove reminders of your addiction from your home and workplace. Think about your past attempts at quitting, if any. Tell friends and family that A you're quitting and ask for their support. What worked? What didn't? Set specific, measurable goals, such as a quit date or limits on your drug use. If you know someone who has drug problem call: Icons designed by Freepik SAMHSA's National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. Source: www.samhsagov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2013/Web/NSDUHresults2013.pdf GENEMEDICS f HEALTH INSTI TUTE @Genemedics lin Percent Using 3.5 2.6 12-13 8.2 14-15 7.8 16.6 16-17 15.8 23.9 22.6 19.7 20.9 21-25 14.6 15.9 26-29 13.2 14.7 8.8 9.3 45-49 50-54 6'L 6.6 5.7 3.6 6'E 1.3 1.5

US Drug Problem

shared by tonymiller777 on Aug 22
Do you know that nearly 10% of Americans aged 12 and above are illicit drug users? Here is an infographic on the extent of drug abuse in the U.S.


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