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With a population of 699,628, North Dakota is now the second largest oil producer in the nation, ahead of Alaska. The oil boom has brought many lucrative jobs to the state, which often attracts out-of-state residents who settle in oil patch towns and “man camps” (camps for oil rig workers).
Those looking for work often view oil patches as the modern-day gold rush. However, the job is rigorous and the drugs are plentiful. Organized drug dealers from Canada and the Mexican Sinaloa cartel often distribute meth, cocaine, and heroin to local drug dealers in rural towns, “man camps” and on Indian reservations.
But substance abuse doesn’t have to destroy you and your family. You or your loved one can receive treatment at our top-rated drug and alcohol rehab. Recovery is possible; call our facility today at (701) 765-3027 to find out how. Our admissions counselors are available 24/7.
At The Treatment Center, North Dakotans can receive the highest level of care. Our compassionate, board-certified medical staff believes in treating our patients with the dignity and respect they deserve.
At our top-rated, accredited drug and alcohol rehab, we realize individual treatment and 24/7 support is crucial to the addiction recovery process. In addition to treating the addiction, we also work to address any underlying psychological and emotional needs.
Our patients receive a wide variety of services and programs including:
Our patients learn how to manage their emotions, control their social environments, and change their thoughts in order to achieve lasting recovery.
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Substance Abuse in Oil Patch Towns
The oil boom is so attractive that many towns cannot support the influx of residents. Many oil rig workers are residing in “man camps” or parked RVs and trailers where drug use, alcoholism, drug-related violence and sex crimes are on the rise.
As more and more people arrive in the rural towns of North Dakota, drug traffickers see more and more profit potential. They can easily blend in with the locals from nearby states or use Indian reservations as safe havens.
There is heavy trafficking of cocaine and heroin. However, meth use is becoming more of a problem for North Dakotans. A gram of meth that usually sells for $120 elsewhere can sell for $200 in places like Williston County, where the demand is higher than in other counties.
Meth is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in North Dakota after alcohol. Most of the meth comes from superlabs in California and Mexican drug rings like the Sinaloa cartel, and it is distributed across the Northwest.
As a result, increased drug trafficking and meth-related violence is on the rise. About 60 percent of the male prison population and 80 to 90 percent of the female prison population was incarcerated for meth-related offenses. Consequently, meth treatment admissions in North Dakota rehabs have remained steady. Yet, meth is not the only drug people worry about.
Heroin trafficking is on the rise on Indian reservations and the Bakken oil patch. Although heroin use in North Dakota was infrequent, more of it has entered the state since 2012. Before, it used to be distributed in ounces, now it is available by the pounds.
There has also been a recent uptick in violence from North Dakota to Montana due to the Mexican cartel, gangs, and drug dealers all targeting the oil patch as a gold mind.
According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, North Dakota has the third highest binge drinking rate in the nation. Over half of all adult arrests are alcohol-related with 50 percent of fatalities due to alcohol-related accidents.
A recent report on substance abuse by the state department of health indicates that North Dakotans are ranked second for past month binge drinking. Underage binge drinking has also become a huge problem for North Dakotans, with about 68 percent of high school students admitting to alcohol use.
Studies show the earlier teens abuse alcohol, the more likely their dependency will turn into alcoholism. However, there is hope for young adults and teens who are struggling with alcohol abuse.
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