In New Hampshire, crack cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine are the drugs most commonly abused. Methamphetamine abuse has continued to grow in New Hampshire and has posed a challenge for law enforcement. Drug trafficking continues to be a problem within the state.
Cocaine is available throughout New Hampshire. The majority of the drug enters the state from Massachusetts, New York, Chicago, Florida and Texas. Once it comes into the state, it is converted into crack cocaine and then sold on the streets.
Heroin use in New Hampshire has been increasing over the past twenty years. Most of the heroin comes into the state from Boston and New York. Methamphetamine abuse has risen in New Hampshire. The numbers of laboratories producing methamphetamine has dropped, however, since the ban on ephedrine.
Club drug use has steadily increased in New Hampshire. MDMA (ecstasy), GHB, PCP, LSD and ketamine (special K) are popular at rave parties and nightclubs. As in other states, the club drug problem is magnified in communities with a college or university. The drugs enter New Hampshire from Canada, New York and Boston.
Prescription pain medication addiction has risen at an exponential rate in New Hampshire. Oxycontin, hydrocodone, methadone, diazepam, Lortab and Xanax are abused at high rates in the state.
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