Michigan Addiction Treatment

Michigan addiction treatmentDuring 2006, there were 65,558 admissions to alcohol and drug treatment centers in Michigan. There were 57,295 such treatment admissions during 2005. In 2004, there were 60,321 admissions to drug treatment programs in the state. Approximately 217,000 Michigan citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.

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Michigan Drug Addiction

Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and MDMA are the primary drug threats in the state of Michigan. Mexican DTOs, with direct ties to the Southwest Border and links to major Colombian cocaine cartels, are responsible for the lion share of the cocaine distributed in Michigan. Cocaine is either resold to local distributors or converted into crack cocaine for street distribution. The availability of South American heroin remains constant throughout Michigan, although Mexican Brown heroin and Mexican black tar heroin is available. Southwest Asian heroin is readily available in the Detroit metropolitan area with New York as the primary point of origin for the influx of Southwest Asian heroin. Importation of Canadian marijuana, often referred to as "B.C. Bud", along with MDMA, by Asian organized crime groups at Michigan's Northern Border ports of entry is encountered with increased frequency. Detroit, Port Huron, and Sault Ste. Marie are quickly becoming transshipment areas to the rest of the United States.

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Michigan Drug Information

OxyContin® demand is increasing throughout the state. The Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) program indicates that the state's OxyContin® prescriptions have increased by 31 percent. Michigan is ranked number 30 for its OxyContin® consumption per capita. Straits Area Narcotic Enforcement (SANE) Task Force, located in Cheboygan County, Michigan reported that 90 percent of the problems encountered are related to OxyContin®. The number of charges for OxyContin addiction has also increased. In 2002, there were 37 charges made as compared to 60 in 2003. OxyContin® abusers are obtaining this drug through break-ins and robberies, doctor shopping, stealing from legitimate patients, selling parts of legitimate prescriptions, home break-ins and forged prescriptions.

The abuse and diversion of prescription drugs, particularly hydrocodone, oxycodone (Lortab, Lorcet, Vicodin, and Oxycontin), and methadone, is increasing throughout the state. Detroit is a source city for OxyContin that is transported and distributed to users in Kentucky and West Virginia for a high profit margin. Primary methods of diversion are illegal sales, "doctor shopping", pharmacy break-ins and robberies, stealing from legitimate patients, selling legitimate prescriptions, illegally obtaining them from the streets, illegitimate prescriptions, home break-ins, forged prescriptions, and Internet pharmacies.

DEA Offices & Telephone Nos:
Detroit: 313-234-4000
East Lansing: 517-337-6604
Grand Rapids: 616-458-0616
Saginaw: 517-754-2330

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