Idaho Drug Abuse
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What you should know
Mexican drug trafficking organizations transporting meth, marijuana and cocaine are the greatest threat in Idaho.
Compared to other states
- Illicit drugs overall – average for those 26 and older, moderately low for those 18-25
- Pharmaceuticals – among the highest for those 26 and older, average for those 18-25
- Marijuana – average for those 18 and older
- Alcohol – moderately low for those 18 and older
- Cocaine – moderately low for those 18-25, low for those 26 and older
Source: SAMHSA’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, based on 2008-2009 annual averages. SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A closer look
Heavily abused. Pharmacy burglaries occur routinely throughout the state. Other main sources are illegal dispensing and prescribing by physicians, prescription forgery, “doctor shopping,” as well as drug thefts from pharmacies and hospitals.
One of most abused drugs. Although some marijuana is produced in indoor grow operations, most of it is produced on local properties and state and federal forest lands. Mexican nationals control the large outdoor cultivations plots. Marijuana smuggled from Mexico is available but less desirable. BC Bud from Canada is not widely available, except on the panhandle bordering Canada.
Crystal meth widely abused. In-state labs have decreased as Mexican organizations have turned to meth produced in Mexico. While the price has increased, quantity and quantity have decreased, due to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement.
On the rise. Cocaine use in Idaho is primarily limited to affluent users. But crack cocaine is not considered a major threat.
Mexican black tar the main form. Brown heroin is found sporadically.
Ecstasy particularly popular with young adults. The drug is primarily available at raves. It seems to originate in Canada, then transported through the state of Washington.
Not a serious problem.
Percentage of Idaho population using/abusing drugs
|Past Month Illicit Drug Use2||7.22|
|Past Year Marijuana Use||8.29|
|Past Month Marijuana Use||5.25|
|Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana2||3.21|
|Past Year Cocaine Use||1.78|
|Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use||5.79|
|Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month3||40.82|
|Past Month Alcohol Use||45.95|
|Past Month Binge Alcohol Use4||21.10|
|Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More Drinks Once or Twice a Week3||42.51|
|PAST YEAR DEPENDENCE, ABUSE AND TREATMENT5|
|Illicit Drug Dependence2||1.69|
|Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse2||2.54|
|Alcohol Dependence or Abuse||7.88|
|Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse2||9.07|
|Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use2,6||2.32|
|Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use6||7.54|
|Serious psychological distress||11.52|
|Having at least one major depressive episode7||8.24|
- Age group is based on a respondent’s age at the time of the interview, not his or her age at first use.
- Illicit Drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used non-medically. Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana include cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used non-medically.
- When the Perception of Great Risk in using marijuana or alcohol is low, use of marijuana or alcohol is high.
- Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.
- Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
- Needing But Not Receiving Treatment refers to respondents needing treatment for illicit drugs or alcohol, but not receiving treatment at a specialty facility.
- Major Depressive Episode is a period of at least 2 weeks when a person experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities and had a majority of the symptoms for depression as described in the DSM-IV.
Source: Condensed version of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004 and 2005, from SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies.