Cocaine/crack cocaine in Delaware
Both the powder and crack forms of cocaine remain increasingly available and popular in Delaware. According to the 2003-2004 data from the NSDUH approximately 58,000 (8.56%) of Delaware citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug. 17,000 (2.57% reported past year use of cocaine. Additional 2003-2004 NSDUH results indicate that 20,000 (2.98%) Delaware citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 13,000 (1.98%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
According to the 2003-2004 NSDUH data, approximately 12% of Indiana 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug. 1,000 (1.47%) reported past year cocaine use.
In 2005 Federal agencies seized 4 kilograms of cocaine. Approximately 18.6, 2005 federally sentenced defendants committed drug offenses. Approximately 44% of the cases involved crack cocaine.
Who attempts at getting help
During 2005, there were 8,480 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Delaware. 533 were for use of cocaine and 943 for use of crack cocaine. According to the NSDUH data approximately 18,000 (2.63%) Delaware citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.