Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• There were absolutely no statistically significant differences in the rates of current illicit drug use between 2012 and 2013 for any of the racial/ethnic groups. Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of current illicit drug use increased from 8.5 to 9.5 percent for whites. Among blacks, the rate increased from 8.7 percent in 2003 and 2004 to 10.5 percent in 2013. There may have been a time when different ethnics were more affected or less affected by addiction than others were, but now addiction is so very prevalent than it ever used to be before that all ethnics are being affected relatively equally, and this problem is especially significant in California.
• Marijuana use and abuse is quite prevalent in the nation today and is the number one gateway drug in California. In the year of 2013 for example, 5.7 million persons aged 12 or older used marijuana on a daily or almost daily basis in the past 12 months, (i.e., on 300 or more days in that period), which was an increase from the 3.1 million daily or almost daily users in the year of 2006. The number of daily or almost daily users of marijuana in the year of 2013 represented 17.4 percent of past year users altogether. Marijuana is the drug that causes millions to go on to other more dangerous and deadly drugs.