Monday, January 08, 2007

Speaking of Druggies

USA Today reports that the "San Francisco metropolitan area" has the highest rate of regular drug users of any area of the country.

Although not surprising, I wondered if Humboldt County would be considered part of the San Francisco area. I've often spoken to people unfamiliar with Eureka who ask me, "Isn't that up near San Francisco...?".

It seems those doing the study might well consider Humboldt County part of San Francisco since they say in the article, "The coastal area north of San Francisco, included in the study as part of the metropolitan area, is known as a popular marijuana growing spot.".

I guess that means us.

6 Comments:

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Heraldo said...

Did they count coffee, aspirin, cigarettes and alcohol?

 
At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point Heraldo

SF may have the most visible drug issue's... but how would they measure such a thing since it is 'underground'? And in SF there is more tolerance for people with substance issue's than elsewhere. I've been to New York, and those people have a major problem with Cocaine, same with Miami.

 
At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAybe for white people San Francisco has a high rate. Ever travelled to Philly or Baltimore? Those cities have vast swaths of crack niebhorhoods, almost all of black people. Not even the worst community in San Francisco really compares. The diffrence is on the East Coast, druggies are segregated into the old and abandoned areas of town, whereas they are all right in downtown in San Francisco.

 
At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thot most sf blacks still lived in Hunters Point area?

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Eureka REALLY the Meth Pit of America? Or is that kind of talk just typical Journalistic Overstatement? What do YOU, the other readers and posters here, think? What examples can you give to support your conclusions?

 
At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the In-Crowd has moved on to new things.

Sigh....

 

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