How Cocaine and Crack use affects those abusing it, and is creating a real need for effective drug rehab and addiction treatment in Wyoming.
In the United States, as of 2006, there were 2.4 million cocaine users among whom 1.7 million reported some kind of dependence or addiction to the substance. In that same year there were roughly 2700 people using cocaine for the first time per day in The United States.
Estimates of those Wyoming residents using any form of cocaine in the 2005 are as follows:
| Cocaine/Crack use in Wyoming – 2005
|Total cocaine/ crack users||21,000|
|Cocaine/crack users ages 12-17||4,000|
|Cocaine/crack users ages 18-25||7,000|
|Cocaine/crack users ages 26 and older||10,000|
In 2005 just under one third of all admissions for substance abuse treatment were cocaine related. Crack cocaine accounted for 72% of the cocaine admissions in that same year.
The following additional data is presented for cocaine and crack use in the United States for the year 2006:
|Cocaine use in lifetime, last year, and last month|
|2006||Used in lifetime||Used in last year||Used in last month|
|Ages 26 and older||29,598,000||3,399,000||1,582,000|
|Cocaine use by gender|
|Crack use in lifetime, last year, and last month|
|2006||Used in lifetime||Used in Last year||Used in last month|
|Ages 26 and older||7,250,000||1,113,000||618,000|
| Crack use by gender
|Primary cocaine admissions aged 12 and older|
Wyoming statistics show a breakdown for primary cocaine admissions for 2005 as follows:
|Admissions by primary substance of abuse – 2005|
Getting help for crack cocaine use can seem like a daunting task, but there is help out there and you are not alone. There are literally millions of people struggling with this same disease.