Population 5,421,869 Cocaine/crack cocaine in Maryland Cocaine and crack cocaine abuse and distribution are a significant threat in Maryland. Crack cocaine has become the primary drug threat in eastern shore and western Maryland. Overall cocaine addiction abuse in Maryland continues to climb According to the 2003-2004 data from the NSDUH approximately 317,000 (7%) of Maryland citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug. 100,000 (2.22%) reported past year use of cocaine. Additional 2003-2004 NSDUH results indicate that 130,000 (2.88%) Maryland citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 86,000 (1.91%) reported past year illicit drug dependence. According to the 2003-2004 NSDUH data, approximately 10% of Maryland 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug. 6,000 (1.21%) reported past year cocaine use. In 2005 Federal agencies seized 118.6 kilograms of cocaine. Facts On Getting Help In Maryland For Cocaine Use: During 2005, there were 59,215 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Maryland. 1,815 were for use of cocaine and 6,509 for use of crack cocaine. According to the NSDUH data approximately 117,000 (2.60%) Maryland citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Cocaine. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Maryland and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Cocaine treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change