people received treatment for a Heroin Addiction in 2010.

Across the last 15 years, there has been a steady decline in the number of admissions for alcohol or cocaine and an increase in admissions for heroin and marijuana addictions.

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The State of Arkansas has a high percentage of drug and alcohol abuse. The wide availability of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana throughout the state is a major concern.  These drugs are brought into the state by drug trafficking organizations from Mexico. Every year, the Law and Drug Enforcement seizes pounds of illegal substances.

In the last 10 years, the popularity of Methamphetamine has been growing at an alarming rate. Most often it is imported from Mexico, but local meth labs are also being uncovered more frequently. The rural geography of Arkansas is an ideal setting for the manufacturing of Meth.

In the inner cities of Arkansas, crack cocaine has become a significant and ongoing problem. In fact, in some areas of the state cocaine abuse has surpassed methamphetamine. It is imported in both powder and crack form and is relatively inexpensive.

As in every state, Arkansas has seen an increase in prescription drug abuse. The most commonly cited abused pharmaceutical drugs are Vicodin, Ocycodone, OxyContin, Morphine, Pseudoephedrine, Demerol and Dilaudid. These are usually obtained through a forged prescription or even through theft.

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