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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.