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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2003), around 58% of the Wisconsin population (aged 12 or older) reported the past month use of alcohol. More than 21% of the people in the age group of 12-17 years and above 72% in the age group of 18-25 years reported using alcohol in the past month. Among the people of 26 years or older the rate is more than 60%.

In the survey, around 29% of the Wisconsin people showed binge alcohol use and around 37% 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 more than 13%. In the state, 9.53% of the total population showed alcohol dependence or abuse in past year.

Drug Abuse

Powder and crack forms of cocaine are easily available and commonly abused in the state of Wisconsin. In the state, purity level of heroin is as high as 95%. This high level of purity gives users the option of snorting the drug, which in turn made the drug popular among the youth.

Marijuana is extensively available all over Wisconsin. Mexican type is the predominant type. Domestically cultivated marijuana is also obtainable to a lesser extent. Cannabis cultivation, both outdoor and indoor, has deep roots throughout the state. Open-air markets, housing projects, and residences are the common selling places.

Availability and abuse of methamphetamine pose a growing threat to Wisconsin. Mexico, California, and southwestern states are the major sources of Methamphetamine available in the state. Among the club drugs, MDMA, GHB, and LSD are increasing threats to the state. These drugs are popular among teenagers and young adults and sold widely at raves and dance clubs. Diversion and abuse of controlled substances remain a significant problem in the state. Commonly diverted prescription drugs include dilaudid, nubain, Vicodin (hydrocodone), ritalin, OxyContin, codeine combination products, benzodiazepines, and the anorectic drugs phentermine, and phendimetrazie.

According to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that 1.75% of Wisconsin citizens reported past year dependence on illicit drugs. Approximately 38% of Wisconsin high school students surveyed in 2003, reported using marijuana during their lifetime.

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