Mississippi Addiction Help Services
You’ve probably already experienced some of the problems.
What Are the Biggest Drug Problems That Need Addiction Help in Mississippi?
According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, in 2012 (the most recent year figures are available for), 90 percent of overdose deaths in Mississippi were caused by prescription drugs and most of those deaths were accidental. This means that most drug overdoses come from prescribed medications, not illegal ones.
About 3% of all adults in the state are dependent on or abuse prescription drugs.
Non-medical use of pain relievers for teens, ages 12-17, is 9%, above the national average of 6%.
Since 2010, there has been an increase of almost 30% in people seeking addiction treatment in Mississippi, with over 50% in treatment for both alcohol and drug problems.
Over 6% of adults are heavy drinkers.
Less than 5% (of that 6%) that needed treatment for alcohol abuse received it.
Only 8% of those that needed treatment for illicit drugs received it, lower than the national average.
Marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in the state.
Marijuana use among high school students (Grades 9-12), is 33% in Mississippi.
Marijuana is being regularly sold and used by all ethnic and socioeconomic groups in Mississippi. The marijuana being distributed and used is primarily from Mexico.
People think of marijuana as a safe drug, but it’s not anymore. It is so much stronger than it used to be, and there are sometimes other drugs added to it. It is something you have to really watch out for.
Cocaine, which is being distributed and abused throughout Mississippi, is the most problematic, high-threat drug for communities and law enforcement. Cocaine distribution in Mississippi is primarily controlled by African-American gangs and independent traffickers. Cocaine is a very dangerous drug – people who take it tend to take it for days at a time. The ‘high’ only lasts about 20 minutes, so they take it over and over. It causes extreme nervousness and anxiety, and the person can’t sleep. They usually take other drugs like sedatives and sleeping pills to be able to sleep.
The recent increase in methamphetamine manufacture, importation, use, and addiction is of great concern throughout Mississippi. Methamphetamine labs, using the chemical anhydrous ammonia and cold pills, are now frequently encountered by law enforcement throughout Mississippi, mostly in rural communities. In just two years, the number of meth labs busted increased by more than 4 times. That also means 4 times as many people are using it.
- Club Drugs
The most popular Club Drug is MDMA “ecstasy.” Club drugs are popular in Mississippi among a select group, primarily middle-to-upper-class young adult Caucasians.
Getting Addiction Help in Mississippi for Prescription Drugs
Prescription drug addiction is a special problem in America. There are so many people taking prescription drugs to get high or because they just can’t stop – even when they started taking the drugs when their doctor gave them a prescription – that some Mississippi help centers see more people for prescription drugs than for anything else.
OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax, methadone addiction – they are all common. And that’s not the end of it – the list of prescription drugs you can get addicted to is very long.
Many people think that because prescription drugs come from a doctor they are safer than other drugs.
That is really not true. There are more people dying from prescription drug overdoses than for all other drugs combined.
Not all Mississippi addiction help centers or drug addiction treatment programs are experienced with prescription drugs.
We can help you find one that is.
Finding Help in Mississippi for Alcohol Abuse
It doesn’t matter where you live – alcohol abuse is a problem.
Alcohol has ruined more lives than any other ‘drug.’
A lot of people don’t understand why an alcoholic doesn’t just stop drinking.
Believe me, it’s not as easy as you would think.
It can also be very painful, and even dangerous to just stop drinking.
Call us now at 855-889-0555
We can help you find a good alcohol rehab that is right for you or your loved one.
Don’t let drugs and alcohol ruin your life anymore.
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