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Jackson, Mississippi, is home to around 184,256 people. It is found in Hinds County and is around 160 miles away from Metairie and 140 miles away from Baton Rouge. During the 1990s, the population of Jackson actually declined by around 6%, which is quite unique. Today, the population continues to decline, albeit at a slow rate of less than 1%. Jackson has a significant drug and alcohol abuse problem. This is reflected in the fact that the levels of two correlated crimes - violent and property crimes - are higher in Jackson than the state average. However, various prevention, intervention, and treatment efforts have been put in place in order to combat this.


Adderall in Jackson, MS


Adderall is a type of medication based on amphetamine, that is prescribed to those diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), ADD (attention deficit disorder), and narcolepsy. The Controlled Substance Act has listed Adderall as a Schedule II drug, due to the fact that it is highly addictive and has a high potential for abuse. Jackson worked together with the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to determine the extent of Adderall abuse in the city. They found that among people aged between 18 and 22:


  • Those in full time college were two times more likely to use Adderall in a nonmedical way.
  • 90% of those in full time college and who stated that they had used Adderall in the past year, were also classed as heavy alcohol drinkers.
  • Those full time students who had used Adderall were far more likely to also use other substances.


Looking specifically at the other substances, Jackson authorities compared Adderall users to non-Adderall users and found that:


  • 79.9% also used cannabis (versus 27.2% of nonusers).
  • 28.9% also used cocaine (versus 3.6% of nonusers).
  • 24.5% also abused tranquilizers (versus 3% of nonusers).
  • 44.9% also abused prescription painkillers (versus 8.7% of nonusers).


Ethnic Disparity in Jackson, MS


Jackson also wanted to determine whether alcohol abuse was more likely under certain ethnic groups, and particularly young people. They found that:


  • 5.7% of Asian youths drink alcohol.
  • 10.1% of black youths drink alcohol.
  • 13.6% of mixed raced people drink alcohol.
  • 14.8% of Hispanic youths drink alcohol.
  • 16.3% of white youths drink alcohol.


Of significant concern was also the fact that most young people who consumed alcohol also had a father who drank.


The Jackson Approach


Jackson authorities have invested heavily in increasing the availability of detox and rehab treatment for its population, as well as aftercare programs. They have increased signposting opportunities, so that people know where to go if they need help. Additionally, the Circuit Drug Court is in place to refer nonviolent DUI offenders to detox and rehab (inpatient or outpatient), so that they can avoid a prison sentence and get the help they need.


At the same time, Jackson aims to combat the development of addiction by putting outreach and educational methods in place so that the young population in particular can be steered away from substance abuse.

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Drug Facts

  • Afghanistan is the leading producer and cultivator of opium worldwide and manufactures 74% of illicit opiates. However, Mexico is the leading supplier to the U.S
  • Ecstasy can cause kidney, liver and brain damage, including long-lasting lesions (injuries) on brain tissue.
  • 90% of people are exposed to illegal substance before the age of 18.
  • Morphine's use as a treatment for opium addiction was initially well received as morphine has about ten times more euphoric effects than the equivalent amount of opium. Over the years, however, morphine abuse increased.
  • During the 2000's many older drugs were reapproved for new use in depression treatment.
  • Barbiturates Caused the death of many celebrities such as Jimi Hendrix and Marilyn Monroe
  • Individuals with severe drug problems and or underlying mental health issues typically need longer in-patient drug treatment often times a minimum of 3 months is recommended.
  • An estimated 88,0009 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women9) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
  • Stimulants such as caffeine can be found in coffee, tea and most soft drinks.
  • 77% of college students who abuse steroids also abuse at least one other substance.
  • Medial drugs include prescription medication, cold and allergy meds, pain relievers and antibiotics.
  • Meth can quickly be made with battery acid, antifreeze and drain cleaner.
  • Methamphetamine usually comes in the form of a crystalline white powder that is odorless, bitter-tasting and dissolves easily in water or alcohol.
  • Cocaine can be snorted, injected, sniffed or smoked.
  • Approximately 1,800 people 12 and older tried cocaine for the first time in 2011.
  • Daily hashish users have a 50% chance of becoming fully dependent on it.
  • Meth, or methamphetamine, is a powerfully addictive stimulant that is both long-lasting and toxic to the brain. Its chemistry is similar to speed (amphetamine), but meth has far more dangerous effects on the body's central nervous system.
  • Mixing Adderall with Alcohol increases the risk of cardiovascular problems.
  • Substance abuse and addiction also affects other areas, such as broken families, destroyed careers, death due to negligence or accident, domestic violence, physical abuse, and child abuse.

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