Drug Facts – 43 Interesting Facts About Drugs

Facts about drugs

This is also known as also known as “cold turkey”, symptoms that occur after long-term use of a drug is reduced or stopped abruptly.

In the US more adolescents die of prescription drugs than by heroin or Cocaine combined.

It has been revealed in a study that more high school seniors used marijuana than cigarettes. 22.6% high school seniors smoked marijuana or weed while 16.3% smoked cigarettes.

60% of these high school kids did not see anything harmful to smoke grass whereas the active ingredient in weed, THC is one of the most addicting compounds even at very low doses

Nearly one third of the teens in US in states with medical marijuana laws get their weed from misusing other person’s prescription.

The US population represents only 5% of the world’s population but 75% of the prescription drugs taken.

60% of adolescents who misuse prescription drugs get it either from their friends or from their relatives.

Adderall drug is a mixture of two forms of amphetamine and used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often misused and its use has increased from 5.4% in 2009 to 7.5%.

54% of high school seniors don’t consider regular use of steroids as harmful and it is the lowest percentage since the National Institute on Drug Abuse started taking feedbacks

According to a survey 28 percent of adolescents had consumed alcohol, 15 percent smoked cigarettes and 16.5 percent have used marijuana by the time they are in Eighth grade.