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What Drugs Are Popular in Hawaii?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 30, September 2020

Methamphetamine is the most widely used drug in the state and is responsible for countless drug and alcohol addictions throughout the state. Commonly known as ice or glass, this high purity meth is the most dangerous drug used in Hawaii. Following methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine are widely used throughout the state. Large volumes of drugs are coming into Hawaii each year, and drug-related deaths have surpassed the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes. The state of Hawaii has one of the highest rates of illicit drug use among people who are 12 years old and older.

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The abuse of methamphetamine has been problematic in Hawaii since the 1980s. The purity of the meth being used is around 90% and is often only smoked and is more prevalent than powder meth. Many of the drugs found in Hawaii enter through the state's airports, especially through the airport in Honolulu. Marijuana is also widely abused throughout the state, and in 2000 Hawaii legalized medical marijuana. In 2016 the state-licensed dispensaries became fully operational for medical marijuana. Marijuana is often part of larger drug problems for most addicts. When you are searching for treatment centers in the state, it is important to find a program that will help treat all aspects of your drug addiction.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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