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Delaware is one of three states that borders that part of the country known as the District of Columbia, which also happens to be our nation's capital. If that isn't enough, this State is also in fairly close geographic proximity to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. This unfortunately puts it in the position of acting as a location from which multiple drug shipments can and do occur.

As well as being a location for drug shipments, Delaware also sees its share of substance abuse, with heroin being the most widely-abused drug of all. In a survey of 6,950 Delaware residents, 1,905 admitted to using heroin. Surprisingly, cocaine and meth use were significantly lower than in other states. Those admitting to smoking cocaine numbered 905; 223 admitted to cocaine use via other methods of administration.

The highest incidence of substance abuse involved marijuana, with 1,370 of 6,950 residents admitting to its use. Alcohol, both alone and with other drugs, was used by 1,152 and 1,183 residents respectively. The percent of males to females who admitted to drug use across the board (all drug listed) was significantly higher in Delaware. 83.7% of Delaware males admitted to alcohol alone use as opposed to 16.3% of females. Only 15.6% of females admitted to using both alcohol and other drugs compared to 84.4% of males.

The trend continued with "crack" cocaine (which is usually the form in which cocaine is smoked), with 7l.3% of males reporting usage of that drug over 28.7% of females. Other cocaine use was 74.9% male, 25.1% female. More males (83.4%) than females (16.5%) admitted to marijuana use, while 74.5% of males were heroin users over 25.5% of females. Meth use was reported by 80% of males but only 20% of females.

The percentage of Delaware adolescents-those between the ages of 12 and 17-seeking help for any type of drug addiction was surprisingly low. There were no reports of admission to any one of Delaware's 29 drug and alcohol treatment centers, and of those that were reported, the reason for admission was for addiction to smoked cocaine (0.1%) and for heroin (0.2). It can only be hoped that this is because drug use among Delaware adolescents is fairly low and not because they are not seeking the help they need.

The highest number of people reporting substance abuse admission was 29.2% for smoked cocaine addiction in persons 36-40 years old. 40.0% of those 18-20 years old sought help for methamphetamine addiction. 29 drug rehabilitation centers may not sound like very many, but these 29 centers provide a wide variety of services. A few of the treatment centers are designed to accommodate only men, but there are still several for women to choose from. One rehabilitation center caters to those of Hispanic descent.

Other Delaware rehabilitation centers can accept women who are either pregnant or have just given birth. Others accept those persons who are considered as having a dual diagnosis; that is, they have both a substance abuse addiction and an underlying mental or emotional problem such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, or a similar condition.

Many of the rehabilitation centers in Delaware offer medication therapy in conjunction with counseling and other rehab services. Staff members at these centers are trained in the administration of drugs which can help calm cravings and control urges. These include such medications as methodone and buprenorphine. If, as sometimes unfortunately happens, a person has become addicted to one of those drugs (this can often occur when methadone is used), there are rehabilitation centers which can help with that.

Delaware may be considered a prime drug shipping location by some, but it does not have to be considered a prime substance abuse location. It only takes someone admitting that he has a problem and seeking help for statistics and circumstances to change.

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