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Michigan Drug Statistics and Facts

  • Of the 65,029 people admitted to alcohol and drug rehab in 2010, 62.3 percent were males and 37.7 percent were females. Between 1992 and 2006, drug-only admissions have nearly tripled, in Michigan.
  • Between 1992 and 2006, drug-only admissions, in Michigan, have nearly tripled according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there were 65,029 people admitted to drug and alcohol rehabs in 2010, with an increase of several thousand from 2009.
  • 1 out of every 2 Michigan admissions to treatment suffered from a mental health disorder. In 2006, the last year of reported data, 539 centers offered substance abuse treatment.
  • In 2006, Michigans unmet treatment needs ranked within the lowest in the country for ages 12 to 17.
  • While general treatment admissions for alcohol addiction reduced slightly, in Michigan, there was an increase in the total number of alcohol sold to underage drinkers. In 2010, 15.9 percent of the total amount of alcohol sold for use was sold to teenagers.
  • Of the total number of people admitted to treatment, in Michigan, for alcohol related addiction, 23.7 percent of all people admitted in 2010 reported alcohol as a main addiction; another 17.7 percent reported using alcohol mixed with a secondary substance.
  • Since 2000, 40 percent of all admissions, in Michigan, have reported alcohol as the most frequently abused substance.
  • In Michigan, 44,000 adolescents (25,000 males and 19,000 females) needed but did not receive drug or alcohol treatment for the past year drug problems.
  • Heroin, Cocaine, and alcohol admissions for addiction treatment dropped in Michigan through the first decade of the 21st century, but the number of people suffering from Marijuana addiction has continued to grow.
  • There were 6,064 people admitted to drug rehabilitation, in 2009, suffering from a Cocaine addiction, in Michigan.
  • Crack Cocaine and Cocaine trafficking and abuse remain at high levels within the state of Michigan.
  • Heroin is usually available throughout Detroit, Michigan, as well as the more heavily populated areas of the state.
  • Heroin destined for Michigan continues to emerge from different parts of the world like Mexico, South America, and Africa.
  • In 2010, 11,358 people were admitted for Heroin addiction treatment, in Michigan.
  • Michigans northern border with Canada is frequently utilized to transport Canadian indoor-grown Marijuana, known as B.C. Bud. That drug has higher tetrahydrocannabinol content than domestically grown Marijuana or Mexican produced Marijuana.
  • In 2010, 11,275 people were admitted for Marijuana addiction, in Michigan.
  • Prescription drugs continue to be a problem in all states of the nation. In Michigan, there were 8,448 people admitted for Opiate abuse other than Heroin.
  • There were 16,512 arrests for Marijuana possession, in Michigan, with an additional 3,000 arrests for the sale of the drug in 2007, the last year of published reports.
  • There were 32,409 drug arrests in Michigan during 2006. That number increased to 35,120 drug arrests in 2007. In 2009, there were 38,941 individuals who were arrested for driving while drinking alcohol. Another 19,233 people were arrested for liquor law violations. 246 alcohol impaired driving fatalities occurred in 2009.
  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local authorities in Michigan reported 174 Methamphetamine laboratory incidents. That figure increased to 679 incidents in 2009.