New Hampshire Drug Abuse
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Data shows that those 18 and older particularly need – and aren’t receiving – drug detox and rehab in New Hampshire. Those 18-25 are in the same situation for alcohol detox and rehab.If you’re using and abusing, call Palm Partners Addiction Detox and Rehab now for immediate help: 603-922-7160. Get into the right facility and transform your life. Our professionals are standing by, 24/7.
What you should know
Dominican drug organizations dominate the trafficking of cocaine and heroin. Their suppliers are associates in New York and Lowell/Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Compared to other states
- Illicit drugs overall – among the highest for those 18 and older
- Marijuana – among the highest for those 18 and older
- Pharmaceuticals – among the highest for those 18-25, moderately high for those 26 and older
- Cocaine – among the highest for those 18-25, moderately high for those 26 and older
- Alcohol – moderately high for those 18-25, moderately 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
Primary drug of choice. Easily available, marijuana comes from Mexico via the Southwest. Transport is by land vehicle, couriers, mail services and helicopter drops. Many grow sites are in rural areas, especially in the north, although hydroponic marijuana from Canada is increasing in availability. Vietnamese drug organizations are increasingly operating indoor grow operations.
A big threat. The most commonly abused pharmaceuticals are oxycodone products and methadone.
On the rise in the seacoast region. Florida and the Mexican border are the source areas. Cocaine HCl and crack are both available, although kilogram quantities are seen less frequently.
Availability on the rise. Use in widespread. The ultimate source center is New York.
Available throughout the state. Use has been on the rise for several years, but now seems to have stabilized. Produced in Mexico, meth is mostly transported via mail packages, common carrier and privately owned vehicles from the West Coast.
A significant problem.
MDMA (Ecstasy) readily available. It’s often sold at nightclubs, rave parties and on college campuses. Most of the MDMA in the seacoast region originates in New York City and is transported into the area via private vehicle for distribution. Canada is a transshipment point for MDMA in New Hampshire.
Percentage of New Hampshire population using/abusing drugs
|Past Month Illicit Drug Use2||9.71|
|Past Year Marijuana Use||13.58|
|Past Month Marijuana Use||8.16|
|Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana2||3.41|
|Past Year Cocaine Use||2.67|
|Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use||4.64|
|Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month3||26.35|
|Past Month Alcohol Use||66.78|
|Past Month Binge Alcohol Use4||27.16|
|Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More Drinks Once or Twice a Week3||33.40|
|PAST YEAR DEPENDENCE, ABUSE AND TREATMENT5|
|Illicit Drug Dependence2||1.90|
|Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse2||2.69|
|Alcohol Dependence or Abuse||8.55|
|Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse2||10.04|
|Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use2,6||2.35|
|Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use6||7.98|
|Serious psychological distress||11.19|
|Having at least one major depressive episode7||9.02|
- 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.