Population 18,655,275 Cocaine/crack cocaine in New York Crack cocaine is readily available in major New York cities, along with some suburban and semi-rural areas and is occasionally a source of violence in upstate cities. Cocaine addiction and abuse in New York is something that many residents have dealt with. According to the 2003-2004 NSDUH approximately 1.5 million (9%) New York (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug. 398,000 (2.49%) reported use of cocaine. Additional 2003-2004 NSDUH reported 485,000 (3.03%) New York citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the last year. Approximately 336,000 (2.1 %) reported past year illicit drug dependence. According to the NSDUH data approximately 10 % New York 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug. 24,000 (1.54 %) reported past year use of cocaine. During 2005 Federal Agencies seized 2,082.2 kilograms of cocaine. During 2006, 41.4% of the federally sentenced defendants in New York had committed a drug offense. More than 53.3% of the drug cases involved powder/crack cocaine. Facts On Those Who Seek Help In New York For Cocaine Addiction: During 2005 there were 303,095 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in New York. 15,435 (5.1%) were for abuse of cocaine, 35,202(11.6%) for abuse of crack cocaine. According to the NSDUH data, approximately 1 million (2.65%) New York 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 New York 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