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New Mexico is a mountainous state located in the Southwest. Centered between Arizona and Texas, New Mexico sits north of the Mexican border. Given its close proximity to Mexico, drug trafficking occurs daily across the 180-mile border of New Mexico.
The most commonly smuggled drugs include heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. The availability of these drugs continues to rise all over the region. Mexican drug cartels, like the Sinaloa Cartel control much of the flow in the Southwest region.
While drugs continue to infiltrate the state, substance abuse is a public health concern for many residents.
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The Treatment Center is an accredited facility by the Joint Commission. Our staff has decades of experience treating our patients for drug and alcohol addiction. Our licensed therapists have a passion for restoring hope in each patient that walks through our doors.
With individualized treatment designed to address each patient’s needs, our comprehensive programs and services help treat all underlying issues.
We offer a variety of treatments and services including:
• A medically supervised detox
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Substance Abuse in New Mexico
Substance abuse in New Mexico has long been a public health concern. New Mexico has the second highest drug overdose death rate in the country. Drug overdose rates continue to skyrocket at alarming rates in New Mexico.
In Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is located, the death toll from drug overdose is the highest in the state. In 2011, the overdose rate was 29.6 per 100,000 people in Bernalillo County, while there was a total of 521 drug overdose deaths statewide.
As the use of cocaine declines, the use of methamphetamine or “the poor man’s cocaine” is skyrocketing. Methamphetamine is the primary drug for treatment admissions at New Mexico rehab centers. Overall, the illicit use of prescription painkillers, crystal meth, and synthetic marijuana in the state threatens to intensify New Mexico’s drug overdose rate.
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Crystal Meth Abuse
In 2013, there were 259 methamphetamine drug reports according to the DEA’s National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS). There were approximately 719 treatment admissions for methamphetamine in state-funded and community based rehab centers.
With such close proximity, the Mexican drug cartel has owned the majority of meth production for the past decade. Mexican meth is most often smuggled into the state through planes, carriers, tractor-trailers and postal carriers.
Crystal meth is so widely available throughout New Mexico and the Southwest region, that it is relatively cheap. Since the drug is so easily accessible, the production of domestic meth is declining. However, the homemade creation of meth, such as the “one pot” method, is becoming more and more popular.
Prescription Drug Addiction and Heroin Abuse
About 23.8 per 100,000 people suffer from fatal prescription drug overdoses. With this alarming rate, opiates accounted for 284 treatment admissions at New Mexico rehab centers in 2012.
While prescription drug abuse is a rising issue for residents of New Mexico, heroin abuse is just as bad. Many people who are addicted to prescription painkillers turn to heroin because it’s a cheaper alternative to more expensive prescription drugs.
As Mexican black tar heroin continues to be smuggled into the state, heroin abuse is soaring. In 2012 alone, there were 374 treatment admissions for heroin abuse in New Mexico at community-based drug rehabs.
Underage Drug Use
Cocaine use has declined in recent years and it has mostly been replaced with much cheaper methamphetamine. However, cocaine is still smuggled across the border and it’s estimated that about 11.4 percent of teens have used cocaine in New Mexico.
Marijuana use is common among teens in New Mexico. About 18.5 percent of teens have used marijuana for the first time before the age of 13. This is more than twice as high as the national average at 8.1 percent. In the largest city in New Mexico, marijuana accounts for 25.2 percent of all Albuquerque drug reports, surpassing the national average at 14.2 percent.
Alcohol use by teenagers often goes hand in hand with drug use. In 2012, 21.6 percent of 12 to 20 year olds consumed alcohol in the past month in New Mexico. In that same year, 116 teens were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Beat Drug or Alcohol Addiction
If you’re a resident of New Mexico who is struggling with the devastating affects of drug and alcohol addiction, hope can be restored and recovery is possible.
At The Treatment Center, you can detox in a safe and secure environment with 24-hour medical supervision. Our dedicated staff will provide the proper treatment, care and support you need to transition and thrive in recovery.
If you’re ready to receive treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction, call our top-rated drug and alcohol rehab today at (505) 346-1850. Our admissions counselors will answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays.