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Illegal Substances

The Burden of Substance Abuse on the State of Missouri

Prepared by the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse from the Department of Mental Health, this 2008 report discusses the prevalence of drug abuse in Missouri and the consequent societal costs estimated at $7 billion for prevention, law enforcement and state-sponsored rehabilitation programs.

Profile of Drug Indicators



Kansas City

These profiles created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy contain information on demographics, political figures, programs, crime, drug use, drug trafficking and enforcement. The Missouri profile was published in May of 2008; the Kansas profile was published in June of 2008.

Metro Brief: Kansas City – Substance Abuse in Metropolitan Areas

The data in this report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is based on people checking into rehabilitation facilities. It features charts that outline statistics based on gender, substance type, and race accompanied by a bullet point analysis of each data set.

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