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Alcohol Abuse and Intervention

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2003), around 48% of the Idaho population (aged 12 or older) reported the past month use of alcohol. More than 17% of the people in the age group of 12-17 years and around 54% 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 51%.

In the survey, more than 21% of the Idaho people showed binge alcohol use and around 40% 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, past month binge alcohol use is around 12%. In the state, 8.45% of the total population showed alcohol dependence or abuse in past year.

Drug Abuse

Cocaine is readily available throughout Idaho, but is largely limited to rich users. Mexican black tar and brown heroin are easily obtainable in the state. Marijuana cultivated in the state as well as produced in Mexico are available anywhere in Idaho. Methamphetamine has replaced cocaine as the drug of choice in Idaho recently. MDMA, LSD, and ketamine, are popular among young adults.

The most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs encountered in the state are hydrocodone and benzodiazepines. Additionally, Soma and its generic equivalent are commonly abused in combination with hydrocodone. OxyContin is a growing problem in northern Idaho as it is more prevalent and easier to buy.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2003) indicate that 1.79% of Idaho citizens reported their dependence on illicit drugs in the past year,. Around 30.6% of high school students surveyed in Idaho in 2003 reported using marijuana at least once in their lifetime.

Call us any time toll free at 1-800-559-9503 for addiction intervention and one of our trained counselors will ensure attention to you or your loved one.
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