The state of Michigan has had a growing problem with marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. Detroit is seeing a rising comeback with Southeast Asian (SEA) heroin becoming available again. Heroin use and its availability has been fluctuating and is still a constant threat. Most of the heroin that is imported is from South America, Africa and Mexico. Southwest and Southeast heroin is very popular in the Detroit metropolitan area. As for marijuana, it still remains to be the most popular and readily available drug in Michigan. This information was provided by the NCBuy Health Center.
In 2007, there were 1,542 fatalities because of drug use. This was higher than motor vehicle accidents and firearms as sourced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was from 2007-2009, an increase in meth lab seizes that rose to 290% which was sourced by EPIC and NSS. In that same year, Michigan had 8,705 that attended a drug and alcohol detox center and had 3,046 that completed detox, 3,911 were reassigned to another drug and alcohol detox facility, 1,493 quit, 96 were dismissed,and 159 for other unknown reasons. In 2010, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that the main drugs people were admitted to detox were for marijuana, heroin and opiates.
Michigan understands and acknowledges they have drug problems and have joined other states in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) that keeps track of controlled drugs that are given by authorized physicians and pharmacies, along with providing assistance care for patients, early signs of drug epidemics and identifies drug diversion and fraudulent insurance. Michigan also has MAPS which provides information on Schedule II-V controlled meds that gives all physicians, dentists, veterinarians, physician assistants, nurse practioners valid data for specific patient reports.
Michigan is one of the few states that have a Per Se law against someone who is found drugged driving and or intoxicated. They also have over 25 Drug Free Communities (DFC) Programs that is funded by the ONDCP to help them reduce drugs and substance use in their local communities by educating their young and helping them develop different ways in reducing drugs, and they also have the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) to help them improve and coordinate drug control in their local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies. Michigan's HIDTA's mission is to help lower terrorism, drug smuggling, violence and money laundering. They have 27 task forces in their state. Do you know of anyone who is seeking help for drug and alcohol use? If so, Michigan has 456 treatment centers available. Make sure you are provided with thorough information before you make a valid commitment to a certain treatment center.
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