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There are approximately 1,291,998 people that currently reside in Idaho as of 2010. Drug and alcohol abuse in is a growing problem.
Alcohol Abuse in Idaho
Out of the 1,291,998 people residing in Idaho, 594,319 do not consume alcohol and 348,839 report that they drink alcohol once a week or less. So, 930,239 people in Idaho do not drink at a level that would be considered unhealthy or abusive. However, 323,000 people in Idaho drink enough alcohol on a regular basis to be considered abusers of alcohol.
Getting yourself or someone you love into an alcohol treatment center is vital to recovering from alcohol abuse. There are 75,000 alcohol related deaths each year with an annual economic cost of 184 billion dollars.
Studies on the effects of alcohol advertising on adults in the state of Idaho do not show a strong connection between alcohol advertisements and alcohol consumption. However, studies on the effects of alcohol advertising consistently indicate that children in that are exposed to these types of advertisements are more likely to have a favorable attitude toward drinking alcohol and are more likely to become underage drinkers and communicate the intention to most likely drink as an adult.
Drug Abuse Statistics in
Approximately 121,448 people in Idaho abuse some type of illegal drug.
A breakdown of this percentage shows the following:
With such a large number of people in Idaho abusing drugs or alcohol, it is critical to help these individuals get into some type of drug or alcohol treatment program. Addictionca.com provides a wide range of information on all types of drug and alcohol facilities in . If you need further information, you can call and speak to one of our registered drug counselors for assistance in finding a drug and/or alcohol treatment facility. These services are provided free of charge and the call is toll-free.
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Idaho State Facts
Idaho Population: 1,291,998
Law Enforcement Officers in Idaho: 3,046
Idaho Prison Population: 8,900
Idaho Probation Population: 35,670
Violent Crime Rate National Ranking: 42
2004 Federal Drug Seizures in Idaho
Cocaine: 10.8 kgs.
Heroin: 0.1 kgs.
Methamphetamine: 6.9 kgs.
Marijuana: 1,700.0 kgs.
Ecstasy: 0 tablets
Methamphetamine Laboratories: 27 (DEA, state, and local)
Idaho Drug Situation: Mexican National poly-drug organizations control most drug trafficking organizations in the state. Methamphetamine, produced in and outside the region, is widely available. Controlled substances are smuggled into the state via air and land routes from Southwest border-states and Mexico. Marijuana and "Club Drugs" are common in Idaho.
Cocaine in Idaho: Cocaine is readily available throughout the state, but is largely limited to affluent users. Because of its lower price and higher purity, methamphetamine has replaced cocaine as the drug of choice.
Heroin in Idaho: Mexican black tar and brown heroin is readily available in Idaho. It is commonly smuggled into the state in hidden compartments in vehicles. Increasingly, heroin is moved into the state via air transport from the southwestern states of the US. Increasingly heroin is moved into the state via air transport from the southwestern states of the US.
Methamphetamine in Idaho: Methamphetamine is one of the most widely abused drugs in the state. Methamphetamine impacts across all elements of society. Most methamphetamine is manufactured elsewhere, primarily in Mexico, California, and other Southwest Border States. When large quantities of methamphetamine are seized in northern Idaho, the source is usually from the Yakima Valley, WA, area. Idaho has experienced a dramatic decrease in methamphetamine labs which law enforcement agencies contribute to better sentencing of violators found guilty of manufacturing the drug. As a result of a decrease in lab seizures local Hispanic distributors have increased distribution of methamphetamine smuggled into the state. Crystal methamphetamine, often 100 percent pure, is increasing in availability in the state. Source areas for this type of methamphetamine include California and Nevada. Crystal methamphetamine, often 100 percent pure, is increasing in availability in the state. Source areas for this type of methamphetamine include California and Nevada. Idaho has experienced a dramatic decrease in methamphetamine labs which law enforcement agencies contribute to better sentencing of violators found guilty of manufacturing the drug. As a result of a decrease in lab seizures local Hispanic distributors have increased distribution of methamphetamine smuggled into the state.
Club Drugs in Idaho: Club Drugs, particularly MDMA (methylene-dioxy-methamphetamine) (also known as Ecstasy), LSD, and ketamine are popular among young adults and are sold at local rave parties. The Seattle, Washington, area is the source of most MDMA available in Idaho. Synthetic drugs, uncommon in other areas of the division, to include 2C-B, DET (a drug that imitates a psychotic state for psychological/medical experiments), SMeo DIPT, a.k.a. "Foxy" and "Foxy Methoxy" have appeared in the Boise rave scene. The Seattle, WA area is the source of most MDMA available in Idaho.
Marijuana in Idaho: Marijuana abuse in Idaho is second only to methamphetamine abuse. Marijuana cultivation, both indoor and outdoor, is widespread. Mexican marijuana is also available, but is not preferred. Marijuana abuse in Idaho is second only to methamphetamine.
Other Drugs in Idaho: The most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs encountered in the state are hydrocodone and benzodiazepines. Soma and its generic equivalent are commonly abused in combination with hydrocodone. The prescription drug Oxycontin is a growing problem in northern Idaho. The drug is more prevalent and easier to buy. The largest increase of OxyContin prescriptions has occurred in pain-management medical specialty clinics. Methadone is frequently utilized for pain management, because it is less expensive than other Schedule II analgesics. The prescription drug Oxycontin is a growing problem in northern Idaho. The drug is more prevalent and easier to buy.
DEA Mobile Enforcement Teams: This cooperative program with state and local law enforcement counterparts was conceived in 1995 in response to the overwhelming problem of drug-related violent crime in towns and cities across the nation. There have been 409 deployments completed resulting in 16,763 arrests of violent drug criminals as of February 2004. There have been two MET deployments in the State of Idaho since the inception of the program: Nampa and Lewiston.
DEA Regional Enforcement Teams: This program was designed to augment existing DEA division resources by targeting drug organizations operating in the United States where there is a lack of sufficient local drug law enforcement. This Program was conceived in 1999 in response to the threat posed by drug trafficking organizations that have established networks of cells to conduct drug trafficking operations in smaller, non-traditional trafficking locations in the United States. Nationwide, there have been 22 deployments completed resulting in 608 arrests of drug trafficking criminals as of February 2004. There have been no RET deployments in the State of Idaho.
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