Pennsylvania Drug Rehab
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Recreational use of marijuana remained popular with high school and college age students, while adults remained the predominant users of marijuana, especially in large social gatherings, such as rock concerts. Reports indicated that some users smoke marijuana in combination with crack cocaine, heroin, and PCP.
High purity Ice has been increasing in popularity among all age groups, in many geographic areas. Though not nearly as popular as heroin, cocaine, or crack cocaine, methamphetamine is attractive because of its longer lasting high and because users can easily produce their own methamphetamine with readily available precursors and equipment.
Heroin availability was relatively stable in the other areas, as it remained easy for users to obtain it in most cities and towns within Pennsylvania. Some of these cities and towns, especially Allentown, Bethlehem, Reading, and Easton, have become lower-level distribution points for users and distributors operating in surrounding communities. The use of cocaine, which is cooked into crack cocaine in most cases, remained a significant concern in suburban and rural communities outside of Philadelphia. Reports indicated that cocaine continued to be snorted and used in combination with heroin and/or alcohol. Reports also indicated that admissions for cocaine treatment have been overtaken by admissions for heroin treatment in several areas of central Pennsylvania.
Methamphetamine is available in Pennsylvania with consumption concentrated in the Philadelphia area. The majority of the methamphetamine used in Pennsylvania is supplied by local traffickers who manufacture or produce it themselves and by major trafficking organizations operating in California and Mexico. In the Philadelphia area, PCP is available and commonly used with marijuana. Reports continue to indicate that LSD remains available in western Pennsylvania and in smaller urban areas north and west of Philadelphia.
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|Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Health
02 Kline Plaza
Harrisburg PA 17104