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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2003), around 37% of the Alabama population (aged 12 or older) reported the use of alcohol in the past month. 15% of the people in the age group of 12-17 years and 51% in the age group of 18-25 years reported using alcohol past month. Among the people of 26 years or older the rate is more than 37%.

In the survey, 18% of the of the Alabama people showed binge alcohol use and more than 46% reported perceptions of great risk of having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week. In the age group of 12-17, the past month binge alcohol use is more than 8%. In the state, 6.08% of the total population showed alcohol dependence or abuse in past year.

Drug Abuse

Cocaine addiction is a large drug threat, as anywhere in the U.S.; in Alabama, it is available almost everywhere in the state. However, in recent times, Methamphetamine addiction has surpassed cocaine addiction as the biggest drug threat that Alabama faces. Marijuana also continues to have a strong presence in the state. MDMA, LSD, GHB, and Ketamine are readily available throughout college campuses. Alabama is also a major market for Dilaudid.

A pure form of heroin, which can be smoked or snorted, is becoming available in Alabama. Availability and low cost make it more attractive to new users. An increase in club drug abuse among young people and diverted pharmaceuticals misuse can be seen across the state. Increase in arrests, overdoses, and seizures of designer drugs indicate a trend toward increased availability and trafficking.

1National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2002) indicate that 1.88% of Alabama citizens reported past year dependence on illicit drugs. A survey conducted among high school students shows that 36.1% reported trying marijuana at least once in their lifetime. Among 12th graders the number is as high as 45%.

The following Alabama counties were referenced in the data supplied in the preceding Alabama drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and rehabilitation analysis:

Autauga County
Baldwin County
Barbour County
Bibb County
Blount County
Bullock County
Butler County
Calhoun County
Chambers County
Cherokee County
Chilton County
Choctaw County
Clarke County
Clay County
Cleburne County
Coffee County
Colbert County
Conecuh County
Coosa County
Covington County
Crenshaw County
Cullman County
Dale County
Dallas County
DeKalb County
Elmore County
Escambia County
Etowah County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Geneva County
Greene County
Hale County
Henry County
Houston County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lamar County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Limestone County
Lowndes County
Macon County
Madison County

Marengo County
Marion County
Marshall County
Mobile County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Perry County
Pickens County
Pike County
Randolph County
Russell County
Shelby County
St. Clair County
Sumter County
Talladega County
Tallapoosa County
Tuscaloosa County
Walker County
Washington County
Wilcox County
Winston County
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