Drug Rehab Ohio (cont..)
The number of individuals citing cocaine as their primary reason for entering Ohio drug rehab facilities has increased steadily in recent years; 8,612 admissions in 2004, 10,727 admissions in 2005 and 11,600 admissions in 2006. Cocaine is the most significant drug-related problem in the state. Cocaine typically enters the state in powder form and some is converted into crack once in the state. Mexican drug trafficking organizations are largely to blame for smuggling cocaine into Ohio from supplies in Border States, Florida and New York City. 512 kilos of cocaine were confiscated in federal drug seizures conducted in Ohio in 2006.
The sale and abuse of heroin is on the rise in the state as evidenced by the number of admissions to Ohio drug rehab centers in recent years. In 2004 there were 3,778 admissions to drug rehab for heroin abuse, 5,673 admissions in 2005 and 8,852 admissions in 2006. Heroin from South America is available in parts of Ohio and Mexican black tar heroin can be found throughout the state. Criminal drug trafficking organizations with stores of heroin in cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York smuggle the drug to larger Ohio cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo to be further distributed throughout the state. Almost 9 ½ kilos of heroin were seized in Ohio in 2006.
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From 2004-2005, over 1,000 individuals admitted to Ohio drug rehab programs indicated that their primary reason for needing drug rehab services was methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse. The abuse and addiction of methamphetamine, in particular, is escalating. Methamphetamine reaches the illicit drug market in two ways; it is produced locally and it is smuggled into the state. In the past few years, the production of methamphetamine in the state has slowed. There were 210 meth lab seizures in 2006, down from 331 in 2005. This is likely a result of newer laws limiting criminals’ ability to purchase precursor drugs in the state. Mexican drug trafficking organizations have taken up any slack in the supply caused by the decrease of local methamphetamine production. Methamphetamine commonly arrives in the state in parcel packages where it is most often spread through the state by local criminals such as outlaw motorcycle gangs. Approximately 3 ½ kilos of methamphetamine were impounded in federal drug seizures carried out in Ohio in 2006.
Marijuana abuse is rampant in Ohio as reflected by the growing number of addicts citing marijuana as their main drug of choice when entering Ohio drug rehab centers. There were 10,553 admissions to drug rehab for marijuana abuse in 2004. In 2005 this number grew to 12,886. Reports indicate that nearly 29,000 admissions to Ohio drug rehab programs in 2006 were for marijuana abuse. Mexican marijuana is the primary variety found in the state. It is smuggled from Border States in the Southwest by motor vehicle or parcel package services. Marijuana is also grown in Ohio. There is ample countryside in Ohio to lend to the cultivation of marijuana and some criminals make use of newer aquiculture methods to produce indoor crops of marijuana. Over 1,700 kilos of marijuana were confiscated in Ohio in 2006.
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Approximately 4,800 admissions to Ohio drug rehabs in 2004 and 2005 were for the abuse of prescription drugs or a variety of drugs classified as club drugs. As in many other states, the abuse of OxyContin continues to be a problem in the state. OxyContin causes effects that are similar to drugs like heroin and consistent purity levels make it attractive to opiate abusers. OxyContin is often obtained by dealers or individuals through illegal purchases made from health care providers and employees. Other prescription drugs commonly used for non-medicinal purposes in the state include Valium, Xanax and alprazolam; benzodiazepine drugs. Club drugs like ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine and LSD are increasingly abused in the state, primarily by younger generations. Most metropolitan areas of the state report club drug abuse amongst their main concerns for their youth and young adults. Drugs like ecstasy are produced in labs in the Netherlands or Belgium and are smuggled into the state by way of parcel services or commercial air services. Canada is also a known supply area for ecstasy found in Ohio. These drugs are all too often viewed as harmless. As disheartening as the increased ecstasy abuse among the young of Ohio is, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of the abuse of drugs like ecstasy is that it is being sold to children by children; a typical ecstasy dealer is a high school or college-aged teenager. Over 11,800 dosage units of ecstasy were seized in Ohio in 2006.
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Below are the original sources of the information contained on this page.
DEA State Fact Sheet
SAMHSA State Level Data
SAMHSA Substance Abuse Tables
Office Of National Drug Control Policy