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Drug abuse statistics for Connecticut are significantly different than those for other states. For example, heroin is the most heavily abused drug in Connecticut, with 17,878 of 48,082 people surveyed admitting to heroin. The least abused drug in Connecticut? Methamphetamine, with only 128 of the 48,082 respondents admitting to having used that highly addictive drug. Of that number, 66.4% of meth users were male; 32.0% were female.
5,573 people admitted to cocaine use through methods of administration other than smoking. There were no figures available for the number of people who admitted to smoking cocaine.

The next lowest abuse drug was marijuana. Only 3,782 of those surveyed said they used marijuana. 80.3% of the users were male; 19.5% were female. Alcohol alone (in other words, the users only drank alcohol; they did not use or abuse other drugs) was used by 9,399; 9,290 of Connecticut residents admitted to using both alcohol and another drug.

As seen in previously-listed figures as well as in this paragraph, a higher number of males admit to substance abuse across the board (that is, including all drugs) than females. This has been noticed in survey reports from other states. Here is another example-76.0% of males admitted to alcohol consumption only (no other drug use or abuse) as opposed to only 23.7% of females. How many of the 48,082 sought treatment in the 171 available alcohol and drug treatment centers in Connecticut? This statistic is broken down into age groups, so a random selection was chosen for inclusion in this article.

The highest number of people who were admitted to substance abuse treatment centers were between the ages of 21-25 years, and they were seeking help for marijuana addiction. The highest number of people who entered treatment centers for meth addiction were between the ages of 26 and 30 years old.

The statistics are also divided up into racial categories of people who sought help at treatment centers. 76.6% of those who admitted to alcohol addiction were white; 30.2% of persons claiming Hispanic ethnicity entered treatment centers for help with heroin addiction. Those whose ethnicity was listed as African-American (40.7%) sought help at treatment centers for cocaine addiction.

Statistics are interesting to read, and they often provide very enlightening information. However, they may have the tendency to make one forget that the people on whom the statistics were compiled are much more than numbers. They are family members, from parents to adolescents, and even some grandparents (substance abuse addiction knows no age limit).

For some of these people, substance abuse addiction has led to a loss of income. For others, they saw a way of life that they had always known disappear, only to be replaced by a vastly different one, and not different in a good way. Others saw marriages end or other family relations severed or at the very least badly strained.
Others, however, saw loved ones determined to resume a normal lifestyle, which would include healing strained or broken relationships, once again becoming productive members of society, and in general becoming a new person-drug or alcohol free. It is for these people that Connecticut treatment centers are intended; they only have to take advantage of the services available at them.

When a person enters a Connecticut treatment center, he will not simply be a number. And while ethnicity, gender, and age, as well as other things that make that person the unique individual he is will be noticed and recognized, the treatment program will deal with that person as an individual, not as a member of an ethnic group, or someone who is a certain age. If necessary, treatment protocols will be adjusted to accommodate age-related physical problems or a person's cultural heritage and practices.

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/heroin/index.html
https://www.hopkins.edu/ftpimages/82/misc/misc_64477.pdf

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