Visits to emergency rooms by drug
1. Cocaine was involved in 125,921 ED visits, or 20 percent of all drug-related ED visits.
2. Marijuana was involved in 79,663, or nearly 13 percent, of all drug-related ED visits.
3. Heroin was involved in 47,604, or nearly 8 percent, of all drug-related ED visits.
4. Stimulants, including amphetamines and methamphetamine, were involved in 42,538, or nearly 7 percent of all drug-related ED visits.
5. Stimulants, including amphetamines and methamphetamine, were involved in 42,538, or nearly 7 percent of all drug-related ED visits.
That makes pot #2 on this most dangerous drugs list.http://www.drugabuse.gov/
After alcohol, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana's major psychoactive constituent, is the drug which is found most often in the blood of drivers involved in road accidents." - Marijuana use and driving, Institute for Human Psychopharmacology
Between 1991 and 2001, the percentage of 8th graders who used marijuana doubled from one in ten to one in five. - Monitoring the Future. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2002.
Each year, more teens enter treatment with a primary diagnosis of marijuana dependence than for all other illicit drugs combined. - Treatment Episodes Data Set 1992-2000, National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services. SAMHSA. DASIS Series S-17, DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 02-3727, 2002.
Kids are using marijuana at an earlier age. In the late 1960s fewer than half of those using marijuana for the first time were under 18. By 2001, about two-thirds (67 percent) of marijuana users were younger than 18. - Trends in Initiation of Substance Use. Based on the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. SAMHSA, 2003.
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