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Alabama became the twenty-second state in the United States on December 14, 1819. The 2010 resident census population reports that 4,779,736 people currently reside in Alabama. Additional info from the 2010 resident census population breaks down the residential ratio as follows - Male: 2,320,188; Female: 2,459,548. White: 3,275,394 (68.5%); Black: 1,251,311 (26.2%); American Indian: 28,218 (0.6%); Asian: 53,595 (1.1%); Other race: 96,910 (2.0%); Two or more races: 71,251 (1.5%); Hispanic/Latino: 185,602 (3.9%). The 2010 percent population 18 and over: 62.5%; 65 and over: 14.1%; average age of residents: 37.9. The state capital is Montgomery, AL and their state nickname is the Yellowhammer State.
Alabama Drug Use Trends
Profiles of substance abuse findings among residents in all states are regularly issued by both state and federal agencies who document this information typically on a yearly basis. The most recent findings in Alabama are not very encouraging. This of course points to the need for quality drug rehab solutions in the area for anyone who needs it, of any age, with any level of problem in the state.
Current use of alcohol within the past 30-days has increased in Alabama from 2006-2007 (40%) to 2011-2012 (43.2%) among residents ages 12 and older. It was also found that an estimated 14% of college graduates and 21.5% of adults aged 18 to 24 participated in binge drinking in Alabama in 2012. In 2012 in Alabama, the highest percentage of fatal crashes involving alcohol-impaired driving occurred from midnight to 2:59 am followed by 3 am to 5:59 am.
The percent of Alabama adults who used illicit drugs other than marijuana, which includes cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used non-medically, remained about the same between 2007 and 2012. Between 2007 and 2012, statistics show that more Alabama residents in the 18-25 year age group reported use of drugs other than marijuana than the 26 and older age group.
From 2003 to 2013, the percentage of High School students in Alabama who reported use of heroin in their lifetime increased from 2.6% to 5.3%. Between 2003 and 2013, an estimated 9% of Alabama boys and 7% of girls reported trying marijuana before age 13. Between 2005 and 2013, there was an increase in the percentage of female use of marijuana before the age of 13 in Alabama, from 4.5% to 7%, and a decrease for males from 14% to 9%.
Between 2008 and 2010 in Alabama, the percentage of current alcohol use among residents ages 12 to 17 (13.0%) and 18 and older (48.6%) plus current binge alcohol use in ages 12-17 was highest in Region 2 of the state which includes Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Jefferson, Pickens, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, and Tuscaloosa counties.
Between 2008 and 2010 in Alabama, the percentage of alcohol dependence/abuse in the past year was highest in Region 3 of the state which includes Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Choctaw, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Lee, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Pike, Perry, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa, and Wilcox counties.
In 2011, the death rate among Alabama residents of alcohol-induced causes was 5.2 per 100,000 people. Between 2006 and 2010, the leading chronic causes of alcohol attributable deaths in Alabama were liver cirrhosis (172) and alcoholic liver disease (149). The leading chronic cause of years of potential life lost in Alabama between 2006 and 2010 was alcoholic liver disease (3,794) and liver cirrhosis (3,625).
In Alabama in 2012, 21% of drivers involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. And in 2013, there were 23,114 arrests in Alabama for alcohol violations, with DUI accounting for 45% of those offenses, followed by public drunkenness (40%), and liquor law violations (15%).
In 2013, the percent of Alabama youth who reported riding in a car with a driver who had been drinking alcohol was comparable among 6th through 12th graders. 12th grade students (33.7%) had a higher percentage of riding with a driver who had been drinking alcohol in the past 30 days than 9th grade students (24.9%). Black 9th -12th grade students (31.7%) in Alabama were statistically more likely than White 9th -12th grades students (22.2%) to ride with a driver who have been drinking alcohol.
Alabama 9th -12th grade students are likely than their counterparts nationally to report any use in their lifetime of the following drugs: Inhalants, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Steroids without a Doctor's Prescription, and Injection of Illegal Drugs. Between 2011 and 2013 in Alabama, there were an increase in the percentage of Alabama 9th -12th grade students who ever took prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription from 15.0% to 17.9%.
In Alabama in 2013, 10,930 people were arrested for drug violations which involve the illegal sale, possession, manufacture, use, cultivation, etc. of narcotic and non-narcotic drugs, 20% of which were for sale of drugs and 80% were for possession.
Between 2006 and 2009, the rate of drug-induced causes of deaths in Alabama increased from 10.1 per 100,000 persons to 14.5 per 100,000 persons.
Additionally, 27.1% of Alabama students in 9th grade reported they offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property and 22.5% of 10th graders, 25.9% of 11th graders and 25.3% of 12th graders likewise reported this which shows that Alabama high students are statistically more likely than their national counterparts to be offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property.
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