During 2006 there were a total of 10,426 Wisconsin rehab admissions due to the use of illicit drugs. In recent years, rehabs in Wisconsin have reported steady decreases of admissions for alcohol use, and further reports indicate drastic increases in admissions mentioning drug use. Cocaine and marijuana combined to account for 20% of rehab admissions in wisconsin. More individuals in Wisconsin are using drugs due to increased availability throughout the state. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, during 2005 approximately 346,000 Wisconsin citizens reported using an illicit drug within the past month. Additional reports indicate that 134,000 Wisconsin citizens reported past year drug dependence or abuse, as well as another 82,000 reporting past year drug dependence.
Cocaine Abuse is Common Among HS Students in Wisconsin
Both powder and crack cocaine remain widely available throughout Wisconsin, and is primarily supplied by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. More than 10% of high school students in Wisconsin reported using powder or crack cocaine at least once in their lifetime.
Heroin Abuse Among the Youth
Rehabs in Wisconsin have recently reported overall decreases in heroin use, but increases in purity levels. Rising levels of purity have made the drug more popular among the younger population who snort heroin rather than injecting the drug.
Wisconsin Suffers from Increasing Meth Abuse
Methamphetamine use has been spreading throughout Wisconsin as the drug gains popularity among all age groups. The production of methamphetamine within Wisconsin has reportedly decreased as methamphetamine transported from sources in Mexico is increasing. Law enforcement authorities in Wisconsin reported 55 meth lab incidents during 2005.
Ecstasy Remains the Most Abused Club Drug
Club drugs such as ecstasy, Ketamine, GHB, GBL and LSD all remain available in small quantities in Wisconsin. Recent reports from rehabs in Wisconsin indicate that these drugs are becoming more common among young adults. During 2007 there were more than 66,103 dosage units of ecstasy seized by Federal authorities.
Marijuana Cultivation is on the Rise
The most readily available and widely used drug in Wisconsin continues to be marijuana. The state remains a major transshipment point for Mexican marijuana destined for other U.S. state. Further reports indicate that there have been drastic increases of both indoor and outdoor marijuana grow operations. During 2006 more than 8,000 marijuana plants were eradicated and seized in Wisconsin.
Drug Rehabs in Wisconsin are Waiting to Help
Data from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that approximately 122,000 wisconsin citizens reported needing but not receiving drug treatment. Take the next step and contact us for help finding the right drug rehab in Wisconsin.