Drug abuse facts for Mississippi

Mississippi has a population of 2,949,965 people. The most recent data from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that 399,000 people over the age of 12 had abused illegal substances in the past month, around 13.53% of the population. 364,000 reported marijuana use in the past month and 462,000 in the past year. The report also found that 61,000 Mississippi residents had abused cocaine in the past year, 75,000 had abused meth, and 113,000 had abused prescription pain medication. 39,000 people over the age of 18 reported using heroin in the last year. Those reporting opioid misuse including heroin, painkillers, and fentanyl in Mississippi totaled 124,000 people.

Alcohol abuse in Mississippi

Alcohol misuse was also reported in Mississippi with 1,020,000 people over the age of 12 saying they had used alcohol in the last month and 562,000 reporting binge drinking. The perceived risk of people over 12 years of age indulging in problematic alcohol use (5 or more drinks twice a week) in a month was 1,256,000 people.

Overdose deaths in Mississippi

In 2021, Mississippi saw a total of 771 recorded drug-related overdose deaths. This includes those that were accidental or unidentifiable but excludes those that were related to suicide or homicide. The total number of alcohol related deaths (including overdose and all other causes) was 529 people.

Addiction treatment statistics in Mississippi

The NSDUH report also recorded the total amount of substance abuse disorders in Mississippi and those who currently require treatment. The report found that 474,000 were recorded as having a substance use disorder (SUD) and 273,000 had an alcohol use disorder. 106,000 people were recorded as having an opioid use disorder including those with painkiller, heroin, and other opioid-based drug use disorders. There are also many who have been diagnosed with or reported a substance, illicit drug, or alcohol use disorder that require rehab treatment and are not receiving it. The report found that 215 people in Mississippi needed treatment for illicit substance abuse, 283,000 required treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and 416,000 needed treatment for a diagnosed substance use disorder.

What treatment options are available in Mississippi?

Mississippi rehab centers offer different treatment options focusing on your addiction recovery an