Michigan Addiction Statistics
Crack cocaine and heroin are the primary drug threats in Michigan. Crack cocaine and heroin are prevalent in densely populated areas, most notably in Detroit. The heroin primarily comes from Mexico and South America.
Marijuana is the most common drug in Michigan. Most of the drug is imported from southern states and Mexico. About 35% of high school students in Michigan have tried marijuana at least once, which is lower than the national average of 40%. Marijuana is legal in Michigan for medicinal use only.
Methamphetamine is used infrequently in the more rural areas of the state. The popularity of “rave” parties is increasing, along with corresponding club drugs such as Ecstasy, GHB, and Ketamine.
Approximately 60% of Michigan adults drink alcohol at least once per month, while 16% reported binge drinking at least once in the last 30 days. About 7.5% of Michigan residents abuse or are dependent on alcohol.
Drinking among minors is significantly lower than national averages. Only 31% of high school-aged Michigan residents reported using alcohol in the past 30 days compared with 39% nationally. Approximately 18% of high school students also reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, which is lower than the 22% national rate.
About 3.4% of Michigan residents are diagnosed with an eating disorder, which is slightly higher than the national rates. Over twice as many women are diagnosed as men.
Michigan does not experience any other behavioral disorder rates that differ significantly from the national averages.