Illegal drugs can be found literally everywhere in North Carolina. From the suburbs and inner cities to the farms and universities, North Carolina is facing a bigger illicit substance problem than most other states. A key player in the shipment of cocaine to the Northeast, North Carolina is also battling a rapidly growing club drug and prescription abuse epidemic. This combined with the influx of migrant workers doubling as smugglers into rural areas has created a statewide situation that authorities have only recently begun to seriously address. Home to a major airport and an extensive network of intertwined highways, shipment in and out of the state has become a relatively simple matter for foreign and domestic drug trafficking organizations.
Current and emerging illicit drug threats within the state mandate the development of more drug rehab centers. In a state where almost every drug is readily available, there are plenty of options to help your or your loved one with your respective addiction. When you realize you need help, the last thing you need is to be bombarded with a million ineffective options. It is important to choose the right drug treatment facility for you and your addiction profile. We will help you sort out the options and pair you with the best program as you take the first step in launching your recovery.
Boasting numerous colleges and universities, the frat parties and mixers of yesterday can often turn to the alcohol addiction of today… and tomorrow. Campus life often lends itself to an unhealthy amount of alcohol consumption and is not easily beaten by just saying “no thanks.” There are an abundance of alcohol rehab centers that take your past life and behavior into account. They will work with you to employ corrective thinking in the face of the temptation you are bound to face once you complete an inpatient program. They address the needs of everyone, from the out-of-control college student, to the long-suffering businessman and woman. Call us today so we can find rehab options for you or your loved one.
All effective drug and alcohol rehab courses begin with professionally managed detox. There are a wide variety of detox regimens to ensure that you start your recovery the right way. These programs offer professionally trained personnel who will guide you through the withdrawal process with compassion and competence. You need a team of medical experts at the ready to manage any and all emergencies. North Carolina offers just such programs. When researching your or your loved one’s best detox options, let us help you, as we have helped countless others in this state.
With the recent exception of heroin, there are few drugs in North Carolina that are even mildly difficult to obtain. Cocaine is the state’s dominant drug and most common cause of rehab admissions, while marijuana also plays a major role in the North Carolina's substance abuse epidemic.
Cocaine is listed as the number-one threat in the North Carolina illicit drug war. In addition to harboring a frightening number of cocaine addicts within its own borders, the state also serves as a critical point of distribution to the rest of the Northeast through Pennsylvania and Virginia. Dramatically effecting and overwhelming a majority of the state’s urban areas, the North Carolina cocaine trade is controlled primarily by gangs and domestic drug trafficking organizations who are prone to violence and the commission of other felonies. Despite recent efforts by authorities to stem the tide of cocaine distribution, the number of cocaine abusers and cocaine-related rehab admissions has been steady and has shown no signs of improvement.
Thankfully heroin abuse and distribution has dwindled dramatically in the last 20 years. Local and federal authorities have managed to beat back the problem, and confine it largely to inner cities. The element that does still exist uses ground transportation to move it, and migrant workers to smuggle it into the state. The heroin that still comes into the state comes in predominantly through Florida, Texas and Georgia.
A new and frightening trend in the North Carolina drug saga is the rapid increase of methamphetamine abuse. Smuggled in through the Midwest, the South and even as far as the West Coast, methamphetamine is smuggled via drug trafficking organizations who use migrant workers as mules and couriers for the product. Methamphetamine is especially popular in the Raleigh and Greensboro areas, where there has been a significant increase in homegrown lab busts. Despite efforts from local and federal law enforcement, recruitment of chemists to cook the methamphetamine continues to rise, as does the number of meth-related rehab admissions.
Brought in primarily through Mexico and the southern states, Marijuana is as popular as ever in North Carolina. Between college campuses, suburban neighborhoods, inner-city consumption, abuse of the drug rivals that of cocaine in frequency and preference. In addition to outside elements, North Carolina has also been a chief domestic growth source for the drug, with much of the state’s farmland dedicated to its cultivation. There is also a healthy domestic market grown right in suburban homes and apartment buildings.
College campuses are the main distribution points for club drugs. Substances like molly (MDMA), LSD and GHB are all dominant in the North Carolina club drug scene. Brought in mainly from Canada, New York City and the West Coast, club drug distribution is controlled largely by violent drug trafficking organizations, unlike other parts of the country where they are controlled by middle-class suburban kids. Abuse of club drugs has been increasing steadily for the last ten years.
Theft of legitimate prescriptions, burglary of pharmacies and greedy and corrupt physicians has all given rise to an alarming prescription drug abuse problem in North Carolina. Oxycodone derivatives like Oxycontin are the most commonly abused prescription drugs, while hydrocdone, Xanax and methadone are all rapidly increasing in popularity. The establishment of pain management facilities that often misdiagnose patients and prescribe addicts addictive substances has further aided in the state’s prescription drug abuse trend.
North Carolina remains vulnerable to every conceivable drug. In an effort to reverse the effects that the flood of illicit substances has had on this state, more treatment centers must be established. There is continuous data coming though as to where the major problem areas in the state lie. That data needs to be implemented in the construction of more North Carolina drug and alcohol rehab facilities.