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Psychological difficulties due to ecstasy include confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia - during and sometimes weeks after taking MDMA.
Current use of smokeless tobacco in 2009 was higher among adults aged 18 or older who were employed full time and those who were unemployed (both 4.7 percent) than among adults who were employed part time (2.6 percent), which in turn was higher than those in the "other" employment category, which includes persons not in the labor force (1.7 percent). Use of smokeless tobacco increased among part-time workers from 1.8 percent in 2008 to 2.6 percent in 2009.
Marijuana was the illicit drug with the highest rate of past year dependence or abuse in 2008, followed by pain relievers and cocaine. Of the 7.0 million persons aged 12 or older classified with dependence on or abuse of illicit drugs in 2008, 4.2 million were dependent on or abused marijuana or hashish (representing 1.7 percent of the total population aged 12 or older, and 60.1 percent of all those classified with illicit drug dependence or abuse), 1.7 million persons were classified with dependence on or abuse of pain relievers, and 1.4 million persons were classified with dependence on or abuse of cocaine. None of these estimates changed significantly between 2007 and 2008 or between 2002 and 2008.
Young adults aged 18 to 22 enrolled full time in college were more likely than their peers not enrolled full time (i.e., part-time college students and persons not currently enrolled in college) to use alcohol in the past month, binge drink, and drink heavily. Among full-time college students in 2009, 63.9 percent were current drinkers, 43.5 percent were binge drinkers, and 16.0 percent were heavy drinkers. Among those not enrolled full time in college, these rates were 53.5, 37.8, and 11.7 percent, respectively.
 

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Big Mama sells drugs


'Big Mama' dies awaiting trial

Friday, November 18, 2005


The 90-year-old matriarch of an extended Mobile,Alabama family accused of operating a one-stop shop for drugs out of their Clay Street house has died, authorities said Thursday.

Lucious Westry, who was being held at a federal prison in South Carolina awaiting trial in Mobile,Alabama was taken to the hospital and died Wednesday of apparent natural causes, said Cpl. Joe Wolfe of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Mobile,ALabama police and DEA agents raided Westry's house in June in an attempt to shut down what they described as a notorious drug market that had operated for years. Westry and 10 others faced multiple drug counts.
Wolfe said that Westry's death is unlikely to affect efforts to bring the rest of the defendants to justice.

"The rest of them, I think, are still going to trial," he said.

Two so far have pleaded guilty. Shannon Denise Jones, 36, and Samuel Beckham, 28, face minimum sentences of 20 years in prison and could get life if a judge determines that their activities were responsible for the death of a man who overdosed in November 2001. Both have agreed to cooperate with law enforcement authorities and have the opportunity to get lighter sentences as a result.

Armed with grand jury indictments, agents and local police stormed 406 Clay St. on June 30. Investigators said drug users could buy anything from illegal drugs like crack cocaine to a variety of prescription medications, including OxyContin, Dilaudid, Lortab, methadone and morphine.

Confidential informants and undercover police officers made and secretly videotaped numerous drug buys at the house, according to the indictment and testimony presented at the defendants' preliminary hearings.

A large, bespectacled woman with a crop of white hair, Westry, who went by the name "Big Mama," needed a wheelchair for mobility. She missed one court appearance when the elevator at the Baldwin County,Alabama jail -- where she initially was held after her arrest -- broke and corrections officers were unable to remove her from her third-floor cell.

Investigators maintained that Westry's physical appearance could be deceiving; they said they had video evidence that she personally sold drugs along with her younger relatives.


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