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Drug abuse and treatment varies from state to state because each state has its own individual circumstances. For example, in Alabama, the use of cocaine is very high when compared to other types of drugs such as marijuana, heroin, or methamphetamine (meth). 199,923 Alabama residents used cocaine as opposed to 25,335 who used marijuana and 18,750 who used heroin. Meth use was reported by 3,843 people. It even tops alcohol use, and that includes counting those who use both alcohol and cocaine. Only 12.7% of those living in Alabama reported using alcohol, either alone or with other drugs, including cocaine.

When cocaine is taken into the body by smoking, it is usually in the form of "crack" cocaine. "Crack" cocaine is produced by mixing powdered cocaine with a liquid substance, usually water, and "cooking" the mixture-exposing it to high temperatures. It is then allowed to cool, which causes it to turn into a solid "rock". This "rock" is then placed in a pipe or other smoking implement, ignited, and the smoke inhaled.

Of all those who admitted to smoking cocaine, both male and female, 64.1% of them were African-American. From there, the racial make-up was 18.1% white, 1.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 2.0%, other 14.4%.

While these figures may seem grim, they actually show some positive aspects. Statistics further show that of those who sought treatment for cocaine abuse, females were more likely than men to undergo admission into drug and alcohol treatment centers in order to stop using cocaine. Further, the highest age group of females who sought treatment fell in the 36 to 40 year old range.

This may be partly due to the fact that Alabama offers a wide variety of drug and alcohol treatment centers. These facilities provide rehabilitation services for those addicted to alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs.

Some treatment centers provide good, across-the-board drug and alcohol addiction treatment on one campus or in one central location. Patients can receive both in-patient treatment, where they remain on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a specified length of time, and out-patient treatment, where they are allowed to leave the facility and return at regularly scheduled intervals for continued drug and alcohol treatment.

Some centers, however, provide more specific treatment. For example, a center may only serve patients as long as they are considered in a short-term in-patient status (say, 28 days minimum to 60 days maximum). If longer in-patient treatment is needed, the patient must transfer to a facility that offers longer in-patient treatment. Others provide no in-patient treatment at all; they only accept those who are going through drug or alcohol rehab on an out-patient basis.

One center may treat only drug abuse, and still another center may take that further and specialize only in prescription drug abuse. Still another may treat only those patients with alcohol addictions. Some may be set up to accept women patients only, while others accept only men.

Payment options for drug and alcohol treatment in Alabama are widely varied, making it possible for rehabilitation services to be available to everyone, no matter what the socio-economic status is. Some accept insurance payments, which can include Medicare and Medicaid (this latter may have certain restrictions or provisions). Others operate on a sliding-scale fee-what a person pays is based on a person's income; some actually set up payment schedules, allowing patients to pay over time.

There are even facilities available for those who are hearing-impaired. Staff members are trained in American Sign Language for the Deaf, so that they can communicate with those patients who use this form of "speech". Other language services may include bi-lingual staff members or access to foreign language interpreters.

There are even drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Alabama that are equipped to provide services to those individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. These centers can provide the medical care necessary to help the patient continue to manage the disease while undergoing rehabilitation.

References:
http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugabuse.html

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