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from drug use in 2007.

Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 44 percent of all admissions in 1992, to 16 percent in 2006.

One of the largest railroad hubs in the United States is located in the metropolitan area of Kansas City, Kansas. This railroad is commonly used by drug traffickers to distribute illegal substances throughout the state and the midwest.  Kansas law enforcement often seize large quantities of drugs from the railroad terminals every year. 

Like many midwest states, Kansas's primary drug concern is the growing popularity of imported and local produced methamphetamine. The domestic production of Kansas is done in relative ease, as many of the substances needed to produce methamphetamine can be found in neighboring states.

Another drug concern in Kansas is the frequent use of party drugs, or synthetic drugs. These substances are known for their hallucinogenic and psychedelic properties and often contain MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy.  MDMA is readily available in Central and Southeastern Kansas and is usually brought into Kansas from Colorado, Washington and Canada or by Asian traffickers. 

The prescription drug Oxycotin is the pharmaceutical drug that is primarily used and abused in the State of Kansas. It is favored for its purity over street drugs. Other commonly abused prescription drugs include: Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Benzodiazepine, Demerol, Dilaudid, Lortab, Methylphenidate, Morphine, Nubaine, Percocet, Percodan, Phenobarbitol, Phentermine, Prozac, Tylox, Valium, Vicodin and Xanax.

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