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Indiana Drug Statistics and Facts

  • The most recent stats show that, in 2004, nearly 31,000 deaths in Indiana were from drug-induced causes and more than 21,000 from alcohol-induced causes.
  • In Indiana, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 24,054 people were admitted for alcohol and drug addiction treatment in 2010.
  • There were about 290 treatment centers in Indiana during 2009. 156 centers provided a mix of mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
  • Of all those admitted for alcohol or drug abuse in Indiana during 2010, men comprised 64.5 percent of the total while women comprised 35.5 percent.
  • In 2010, there were 4,064 people admitted to treatment, in Indiana, for alcohol abuse as the main drug and 4,931 people admitted with alcohol addiction combined with a secondary substance.
  • The Office of National Drug Control Policys 2008 report showed that prescription drugs, in Indiana, are the 2nd most commonly abused substance following Marijuana.
  • A new 2011 study directed by Indiana Prevention Resource Center discovered that alcohol abuse among teens was declining.
  • A 2011, study conducted by Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington, discovered that alcohol abuse within teens was declining but that Marijuana and smokeless cigarette use was on the rise.
  • Marijuana was most frequently cited as the main drug of choice for those starting a drug treatment program in Indiana.
  • In 2010, there were 5,121 people admitted for treatment of Marijuana addiction. Marijuana was ranked 1st in the of Indiana for the most available and most abused substance.
  • Heroin abuse has been steadily increasing for the past decade, in Indiana. In 2010, 1,276 people went to drug rehabilitation for Heroin addiction.
  • The number of people using Heroin in certain cities, in Indiana, has increased 300 percent in the last 3 years according to a 2011 news report.
  • Among those who were admitted for Cocaine dependence, in Indiana, the largest demographic was between ages 41 to 45 years of age, with an almost equivalent split between male and female using Cocaine.
  • There were 2,183 Indiana residents who entered treatment for Opiates other than Heroin, the majority or 50.7 percent of prescription drug admissions were women.
  • Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, in Indiana. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services explained that the largest group of users for nonmedical abuse of painkillers, in Indiana, was among the 18 to 25 year olds followed by 26 to 30 year olds.
  • The use of OxyContin, in Indiana, rose from 29 million dosages in 2002 to 54 million in 2007.
  • In Indiana, the number of people who died from drug use in 2007 to 2008 were 827.
  • In Indiana, drug related deaths were higher between 2007 and 2008, than the national average.
  • There were twenty-eight drug courts in Indiana as of 2007, twenty-five adult drug courts and three courts for juveniles, in Indiana. The national average age, and indeed the average age for Indiana participators in adult drug court is between the ages of 31 to 33 years.
  • Meth lab seizures by law enforcement agencies noted an increase of incidents from 803 episodes in 2007 to 1,231 episodes in 2009, in Indiana. The number of arrests for possession of Benzedrine, Barbiturates and other drugs rose from 1,688 in 2003 to 2,720 in 2007.