Between 2009 and 2010, lifetime use of Ecstasy by 8th graders increased from 2.2% to 3.3%, past year use from 1.3% to 2.4%, and current use 0.6% to 1.1%. This increase in use follows declines in perceived risk associated with the drug reported over the past several years.
Around 3 to 4 percent of American adults, not just individuals with chronic pain are now using opioids.
In the United States, there is currently a growing concern regarding the increase of Ritalin overdoses in small children; most of these cases were due to caregivers unintentionally giving patients excessive amounts of this medication.
Common nicknames for cocaine are Coke, Dust, Toot, Line, Nose Candy, Snow, Sneeze, Powder, Girl, White Pony, Flake, C, The Lady, Cain, Neurocain and Rock.
Ecstasy use can cause hyperthermia which can lead to various types of organ failure and can even lead to death.