Drug addiction in Wisconsin has remained steady over the past ten years. The problem is worse in the eastern part of the state. With Illinois as a neighbor, there is a constant flow of methamphetamine into the state. Powder and crack cocaine are drugs of choice and most of the supply comes into the state from Florida, New York, Boston, Detroit and Chicago. Heroin use has diminished over the past few years, but there is still a significant amount of collateral damage to health from heroin abuse.
Methamphetamine use and abuse has increased exponentially in Wisconsin, especially among the young adults and women. The ban on ephedrine has slowed the number of secret laboratories that exist in different parts of the state. Club drugs are widely available in Wisconsin. The supply comes from Chicago, New York, California and Europe. Marijuana is grown throughout the state and indoor plots are common. The strongest variety of marijuana, BC Bud, comes into the state from Canada.
The abuse of prescription medications has increased throughout Wisconsin. Oxycontin, Xanax, methadone and valium are among the prescription drugs abused in the state.
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For more information on drug and alcohol treatment programs in Wisconsin contact,
The Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1 West Wilson Street, P.O. Box 7851, Madison, Wisconsin, 53707-7851
West Bend 262-338-1111
Green Bay 920-469-9939
Call (414) 216-0251