Wisconsin
Wisconsin
5.5 million

perscriptions were dispensed each month in 2009.

In 2009: 21% of Wisconsin high school students used a prescription drug (such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritaline or Xanax) without a doctor's prescription.

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The state of Wisconsin’s diverse geography and booming dairy industry makes it a favorite for tourists. The beautiful expanse of Wisconsin hides a deadly crisis. Across the state, the lives of residents are being destroyed by the ongoing abuse of drugs and alcohol. More than 9% of Wisconsin residents reported pat-month use of illicit drugs.

Throughout the state of Wisconsin there is a variety of drugs available, but in different regions the prevalence can vary. Powder and crack cocaine along with heroin are most commonly found in the eastern and central parts of the state. Reports indicate that cocaine is available in multi-kilogram quantities in Milwaukee and Madison, and multi-ounce kilograms in Green Bay – the same as is being distributed in the Florida and New York. Marijuana is the most popularly abused substance and is widely used throughout Wisconsin. Methamphetamine production is also on the rise in northwestern and southwestern Wisconsin with Mexican trafficking groups transporting it over the borders.

The misuse of prescription drugs has also increased in the state of Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, 5.5 million prescriptions were dispensed each month in 2009, this includes all prescription medications as well as prescription refills.

Wisconsin does not have a prescription drug monitoring program. In 2009, 20.5% of Wisconsin high school students reported ever taking a prescription drug (such as OxyContin®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Adderall®, Ritalin®, or Xanax®) without a doctor’s prescription. These drugs are highly addictive and prolonged use can be fatal.

If you or your loved one is battling an addiction to prescription drugs then you must act now. Call to speak to one of our trained specialists so that you can get the help you need.

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