Illegal Drug Use Up Throughout Ohio, Report Says

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Use of nearly every illegal drug increased in Cincinnati in the last half of last year, says the Cincinnati Enquirer, quoting the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network. “Four to five years ago, use of pharmaceuticals was the big action (in Cincinnati), now we’re seeing more of an infusion of heroin,” said Harvey Siegal of Wright State University’s school of medicine. The report said illegal use of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, the prescription painkiller Dilaudid, and methadone is climbing in most Ohio cities. Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Akron, and Youngstown also reported increases of heroin use among white youth and young adults. The study reported that crack cocaine, pharmaceutical opiods and marijuana are increasingly available in most parts of the state.

Link: http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/06/30/loc_drugreport30.html

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