Hawaii Substance Abuse Statistics
The Hawaii state page provides you with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction, Hawaii drug statistics, and HI drug rehab centers.
It should be noted that these pages are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.
According to the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), in 2010 there were 6,618 people who went to drug and alcohol substance abuse treatment in Hawaii, 65.5% admits were male and 34.5% were female.
Past year and past month rates of marijuana use have remained at or above the national rates for all age groups in Hawaii, while rates of past month use of illicit drugs other than marijuana have generally remained at or below the national rates.
According to the 2006 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), there were 105 drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities in Hawaii. Since 2006, the number of drug and alcohol rehabs in Hawaii has increased overall. 17 facilities offered some form of residential care and 3 offered opioid treatment programs.
In the 2007-2008 time period, Hawaii was among the top 10 states for the largest percentage of 12 years old and older currently using illicit drugs. Approximately 10 % of Hawaiian residents reported past-month use of illicit drugs; the national average was 8%.
There were 1,051 people who entered treatment for alcohol abuse and an additional 1,078 who went to treatment for alcohol combined with a secondary drug in 2010, according to Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).
Both past month alcohol use and past month binge alcohol use have remained at or below the national rates for all age groups.
Rates of past year abuse or dependence on alcohol in Hawaii have been quite variable over time, and in 2005–2006 the rates for all age groups were at or below the national rates; with those for individuals age 12 to 17 among the 10 lowest rates in the country.
The data shows that marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in Hawaii. In 2010, there were 2,049 people who went to treatment for marijuana dependence. Of this population, 64% were male and 36% were female. The largest age group to be treated this year was 12-17 year olds at 72.8%.
For people admitted into treatment in Hawaii, amphetamine addiction was the second most commonly abused drug. There were 1,834 individuals who went to drug treatment, 63.8% being male and 36.2% being female.
As a direct consequence of drug use, 142 persons died in Hawaii in 2007 which is higher than the number of persons who died from motor vehicle accidents (136) and firearms (36) in the same year. Hawaii drug-induced deaths (11.1 per 100,000 population) were lower than the national rate (12.7 per 100,000).
As a direct consequence of drug use, 142 persons died in Hawaii in 2007
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