Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers
Rhode Island has a capital city of Providence and a population of more than 1 million individuals. The crime rate in the state is lower than the average for states in the USA by 23%. For every 100 crimes reported in Rhode Island an average of 92 will be property offenses that do not involve violence. An average of 600 people every month will be arrested by police in Rhode Island for drug offenses. Approximately 450 individuals will be arrested each month in this state for DUI offenses. An average of 1 resident will die every 6 days because of drug use and overdose, and alcohol will cause 1 resident to die almost every day of the month.
There are more than 26,000 individuals in Rhode Island who are on active probation in the state, and state prisons house over 3,000 residents who are incarcerated for criminal offenses. Drug and alcohol offenses are common reasons for criminal acts, and there are a number of illegal drugs available in Rhode Island. Cocaine is widely used, and is one of the most common drugs found by law enforcement. This drug is found with varying quality and purity levels and is usually transported into the state from other areas of the country.
Rhode Island does not have large amounts of methamphetamine available. While methamphetamine may be used in small amounts the Rhode Island law enforcement officials have not reported frequent or large scale availability of the drug. Hidden labs to make methamphetamine are rare and not often discovered in the state. Heroin is a big problem and this drug can be found in almost any area of the state. Club drugs including ecstasy are very common in larger cities and metropolitan areas where raves are held. Prescription drugs are abused frequently, and Oxycontin is the main prescription drug of choice on the street. Marijuana is frequently found in all areas of Rhode Island, and is the most abused drug in the state.
In Rhode Island the possession of marijuana in any amount is illegal. The penalty for possessing up to 1 kilogram is a misdemeanor, and this can lead to up to 1 year in jail and a fine between $200 and $500. Possessing between 1 kg and 5 kg of marijuana in Rhode Island is a felony offense that can mean 10 years in prison and fines from $10,000 to $500,000. If the amount possessed is more than 5 kg then the penalty can be up to 20 years in prison and a fine between $25,000 and $100,000.