People Killed by Drugs Statistics?

drug abuse statistics
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Question by : People killed by drugs statistics?
people dieing of drug related causes annually.
10 points for 1st person with deaths per second.

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Answer by David
Drug Facts/Statistics

* In 2000, as part of DAWN’s year-end emergency data report, heroin related emergency room visits increased 15% from the last year.
* Children as young as 13 have been found involved in heroin abuse. According to statistics in 1999 heroin overdose has caused more deaths than traffic accidents.
* Over 80% of heroin users inject with a partner, yet 80% of overdose victims found by paramedics are alone.
* According to Drug Abuse Warning Network, or DAWN, heroin and morphine accounted for 51% of drug deaths ruled accidental or unexpected in 1999.
* Intravenous injection of heroin provides the greatest intensity and most rapid onset of the initial rush that users experience. Intravenous users typically experience the rush within 7 to 8 seconds after injecting heroin.
* In 2002, 1% of eighth graders, 1% of tenth graders, and 0.8% of twelfth graders reported that they have injected heroin at least once during their lifetimes. Among college students and young adults surveyed in 2002, 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively, reported injecting heroin at least once during their lifetimes.
* Street heroin is often mixed with various substances, including sugar, starch, quinine, and sometimes, strychnine or other poisons, causing an added danger to using heroin. Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at a great risk of overdose or death.
* There is a misconception that snorting or smoking heroin will not lead to addiction, this misconception is DEAD wrong!
* Heroin abuse is associated with serious health conditions, including fatal overdose, spontaneous abortion, collapsed veins, and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

Answer by Britny
Tobacco 435,000
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity 365,000
Alcohol 85,000
Microbial Agents 75,000
Toxic Agents 55,0001
Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,347
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs 32,000
Suicide 30,622
Incidents Involving Firearms 29,000
Homicide 20,308
Sexual Behaviors 20,0001
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect 17,0001
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin 7,600
Marijuana 0

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