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. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.