The drug problem in the state of Illinois is a major risk to the state in general with the continued abuse of marijuana which continues to be the most widely available and heavily used illicit drug. Another drug that is a major concern to the state is methamphetamine, which is the greatest risk to rural areas in Illinois as well as the Chicago area. The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs is also a major problem in Illinois currently, especially the abuse of drug like OxyContin, hydrocodone and methadone.
For those already addicted the best treatment option is a long-term, drug free program with a high success rate for permanent recovery. The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program achieves a 70% success rate with all hardcore addictions.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug problem in the state of Illinois contact us for immediate help.
Recent statistics from 2004-2005 indicate that 294,000 people in Illinois or 2.82% of the population of the state reported being dependent on drugs. Over the past year 199,000 people in Illinois reported being addicted to drugs.
Moreover, additional 2004-2005 data indicates that 780,000 people in Illinois or 7% of the population over 12 reported using an illicit drug during the past month.
In 2004-2005 exactly 265,000 people or 2.54% of the population of Illinois reported needing drug treatment but not receiving it.
There were however 78,590 drug rehab admissions in 2005 and 81,722 drug rehab admissions in 2004. In the year 2006 there were 67,392 admissions into drug treatment in Illinois.