Mississippi‚Äôs drug problem is disturbing especially with the current abuse of cocaine and the rise in crime in the state as a result of this. There is also a major threat with the abuse of drugs such as methamphetamine, marijuana and Oxy Contin. 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 and have several locations near the state of Mississippi. If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug problem in the state of Florida contact us for immediate help.
Currently the number of treatment admissions in the state of Mississippi is down but in 66,000 people or 2.81% of the population in 2005-2006 reported needing but not receiving treatment in Mississippi. In 2006 there were 7,368 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state. During 2005, the number of admissions to treatment was 8,587 and in 2004 there were 10,079 admissions into drug/alcohol treatment in Mississippi.
According to recent data, in 2005-2006, approximately 177,000 of Mississippi citizens or 7% of the population ages 12 or older reported past month use of an illicit drug. In addition 47,000 or 2.00% of Mississippi citizens reported past year illicit drug dependence.
The main drugs of abuse in Mississippi are cocaine and crack cocaine. Both drugs are highly available and increasingly addictive. The highest areas of cocaine abuse in Mississippi are the metropolitan areas but there is also a large amount of abuse in rural areas. The increase of abuse and distribution of cocaine is associated with more incidents of violent crime more than any other drug within the state.
The second most serious drug threat in the state of Mississippi is methamphetamine. This is due to its low cost, increasing availability, rapid growth of abuse and its threat to human life and the environment.
The most commonly abused drug in the state of Mississippi is marijuana. It has been reported that marijuana is often a gateway drug for teens and young adults who then move on to harder drugs.
Currently heroin is considered a minimal drug threat in Mississippi. This is because of low demand for the drug and high cost of it.
Club drugs are available in smaller quantities in the state of Mississippi. These drugs are especially found around university towns. Of all the club drugs used currently, MDMA or ecstasy is the common and popular of the club drugs in the state.
Another increase in abuse in the state of Mississippi is the increase in the abuse of pharmaceutical drugs. OxyContin is the main pharmaceutical abused right now in the state.