According to recent data from the national Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), the percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities for individuals who primarily abused opiates other than heroin increased from 1.0% in 1997 to 10.1% in 2011. This was a sharp increase in comparison to other schedule I drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine, which saw admissions to treatment facilities at 7.8% and 5.6% respectively.
Learn more about the physical symptoms, time of detection and dangers of opiates from our Common Drugs of Abuse brochure.
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