The Minnesota Department of Human Services is out with its drug trend report in the Twin Cities today. Here’s the bottom line: Heroin use and prescription drug abuse rising Marijuana use increased to 33 percent of high school seniors in 2007, compared with 29.2 percent in 2004, although declines were seen for grades nine and six. Cocaine treatment admissions are gradually declining. Marijuana continued to account for more admissions to addiction treatment programs than any other illicit drug, with 3,067 admissions that represent 16.1 percent of total admissions in 2000. Cocaine treatment admissions are gradually declining. Ecstasy use rose from 4.3 percent in 2004 to 5.7 percent in 2007. LSD use rose from 4.9 percent in 2004 to 6.2 percent in 2007 among Twin Cities metropolitan area high school seniors.
Here’s the entire report.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He was the founder of MPR News’ website.