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Hawaii Drug Statistics and Facts

  • According to the Treatment Episode Data Set, in 2010 there were 6,618 people who went to alcohol and drug substance abuse treatment in Hawaii, 65.5 percent admits were male, and 34.5 percent were female.
  • Past year (2010) and last month rates of Marijuana use have continued at or above the national rates for all age groups in Hawaii although rates of past month use of illegal drugs other than Marijuana have often remained at or below the national rates.
  • According to the 2006 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, there were 105 alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers in Hawaii.
  • About 10 percent of Hawaiian residents reported past-month use of illegal drugs 17 centers offered some form of residential care and 3 offered Opioid treatment programs.
  • Since 2006, the number of alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs in Hawaii has increased overall.
  • In the 2007 and 2008 time period, Hawaii was among the top ten states for the largest percentage of 12 years old and older using illegal drugs.
  • Nearly half (48.9 percent) of the people in Hawaii who are 12 years and over reported using alcohol in the past 30 days (2004-2005).
  • About 10 percent of Hawaiian residents, in 2010, reported past-month use of illicit drugs; the national average was 8 percent.
  • In Hawaii, there were 1,051 people who entered treatment for alcohol abuse and an additional 1,078 who went to treatment for alcohol coupled with a secondary drug in 2010, according to Treatment Episode Data Set.
  • In Hawaii, both past month alcohol use and last month binge alcohol abuse have remained at or below the national rates for all age groups.
  • Rates of the past year abuse or dependence on alcohol in Hawaii have been quite unsteady over time, and in 20052006, the rates for all age groups stayed at or below the national rates; with those for persons age 12 to 17 among the 10 lowest rates in the country.
  • The information shows that Marijuana is the most frequently cited drug among primary drug treatment entries in Hawaii.
  • In 2010, there were 2,049 people that went to treatment for Marijuana addiction, in Hawaii. Of this population, 64 percent were male, and 36 percent were female. The largest age group to be treated that year was 12-17 year olds at 72.8 percent.
  • For people taken to treatment in Hawaii, amphetamine addiction was the 2nd most commonly abused drug.
  • There were 1,834 persons who went to drug treatment, 63.8 percent being male and 36.2 percent being female, in Hawaii.
  • In Hawaii, 247 people went to substance abuse treatment for other Opiates, not including Heroin in 2010.
  • As a direct consequence of drug use, 142 persons died in Hawaii, in 2007.
  • In Hawaii, as a direct consequence of drug use, 142 persons died in 2007 which is higher than the number of persons who died from car accidents (136) and firearms (36) in the same year.
  • Hawaii drug-induced mortality (11.1 per 100,000 population) were lower than the state rate (12.7 per 100,000).
  • The highest prevalence rate for alcohol us (over 62.0 percent) is found among people 21 to 34 years old, and the rate gradually decreased with age so that for those 65 years and older, the prevalence rate, is 33.0 percent.