›› Ohio: Drug Climate

The primary drug threats in Ohio are powdered (and crack) cocaine and because the most violent crime in the state is attributed to their distribution and abuse. Also, the rising availability of high-purity, low-cost heroin is creating a large user population with a greater physical risk to users, who are younger than ever before. Marijuana remains the most abused drug in the state, and abuse among residents under 18 years of age ranks highest among all age groups. Club drugs and MDMA (Ecstasy) are also growing in popularity in urban areas. Meanwhile, methamphetamine manufacturing and use are increasing, but has not reached the levels of other states in the Midwest.


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