North Carolina
North Carolina
Marijuana

is the drug of choice here.

Marijuana is North Carolina's most popular drug. In 2010, 2,745 people were admitted to rehab for pot addiction in 2010.

Is This Where You Are From?

In North Carolina, there are more than 250,000 people aged 12 years or older who report illicit drug dependence and more than twice as many (550,000) who report alcohol dependence or abuse. Yet fewer than 10% of those with dependence on illicit drugs and fewer than 5% of those with alcohol dependence or abuse received treatment in North Carolina (SFY 2007) from providers funded through the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS), the lead agency charged with coordinating prevention, treatment and recovery supports. Many individuals with substance abuse problems either do not recognize they have a problem or do not seek treatment. Even those who do seek treatment are not always able to get the services they need when they need them or with the intensity needed to successfully address their problem. Furthermore, people with substance abuse problems need ongoing recovery support to help prevent relapse. 

Using 2008 population projections, this translates into approximately 642,000 individuals 12 years or older reporting illicit drug use and 1.63 million individuals reporting alcohol binge drinking. A smaller but still substantial number of people reported dependence or abuse problems.

Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in North Carolina as well as nationally: the study revealed that over 400,000 North Carolinians aged 12 years or older used pain relievers non-medically in the past  year.

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