Drug abuse snapshot

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.