In 2010, nearly 12 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported easy availability of heroin.
Over 90% of the drug overdose deaths throughout the U.S. within the past decade, were reported to involve people that were between the age of 18 and 54 years old.
Amphetamines can be snorted, smoked, injected, or taken orally in tablet or capsule form.
Alaska has the highest rate of annual marijuana use among persons aged 12 or older in the nation.
Educating physicians who prescribe prescription drugs regarding prescription drug abuse is critically important, because even brief interventions by physicians have proven effective in reducing or eliminating prescription drug abuse in individuals who are not yet addicted to them.