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Texas is a big state. Its border with Mexico has made drug trafficking easy. The panhandle of Texas is a prime area for drugs entering the state and then being distributed throughout the country. Drug trafficking is a huge challenge facing law enforcement and state government.

In the past, the drug trade in Texas was controlled only by the Mexicans, but today, the Columbians and Asians are fighting for their share of the drug money. The drug trade is a lucrative one in Texas, despite an increase in law enforcement and surveillance techniques. The drug trade in Texas has been associated with the smuggling of people across the Texas-Mexico border. The enactment of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) more than ten years ago has increased the daily flow of border traffic and smuggling of drugs. Rural,  desolate areas in New Mexico and west Texas have provided a haven for drug smugglers. The El Paso/Juarez Corridor is where most of the drug smuggling occurs. Large amounts of drugs are confiscated each day at the border. Drug traffickers obtain warehouses in El Paso where they hide the drugs and the proceeds from sales. The traffickers recruit “mules” (people) from the area to move the drugs. El Paso is a center for significant amounts of drug money being laundered through small businesses.

Cocaine is available in large quantities in Texas. Cocaine is transported to Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. The drug traffickers often use the commercial trucking industry to move large amounts of cocaine. Smaller amounts of cocaine are routinely seized from private cars and couriers. Most of the cocaine in Texas is converted to crack cocaine and then sold on the streets where prices are high. Gangs control the cocaine trade and as a result, violent crime has increased. The crack cocaine supply has infiltrated the schools in Texas and abuse is widespread through every demographic.

The majority of heroin available in Texas is from Mexico. Despite the drug’s low quality, trafficking of heroin across borders continues. It is most often carried across by the illegal immigrants. In the cities, medical consequences and overdose deaths are on the rise from heroin abuse.

Methamphetamine is the most abused drug in Texas. Most of the methamphetamine comes into the state from Mexico. The ban on ephedrine has meant that clandestine laboratories are now few and far between. In spite of this fact, many traffickers use ammonia, red phosphorus, lithium batteries and muriatic  acid to make the drug. The “homegrown” methamphetamine is a health and safety hazard.

The abuse of club drugs is common in Texas. MDMA (ecstasy) is the most abused drug and most of the supply comes from Mexico. College students favor club drugs – including Rohypnol, Ketamine, LSD and PCP. Prescription drug abuse, as in other states, is at a high level in Texas. OxyContin, hydrocodone and Xanax are the drugs most often abused. The state has a severe shortage of physicians. This fact forces state authorities to grant out-of-state practitioners the ability to write prescriptions. This fuels the easy access to prescription pain medications.

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(214) 572-1985
24 hours a day

For more information on drug and alcohol rehab centers in Texas contact,

The Behavioral and Community Health Services, Department of State Health Services

1100 West 49th Street, Mail Code 2067,
Austin, Texas, 78756
(877) 966-3784.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Abilene 325-673-2711
Amarillo 806-373-4600
Arlington 817-261-8616
Austin 512-444-0071
Beaumont 409-832-1107
Brownsville 956-544-8530
Corpus Christi 361-992-8911
Dallas 214-887-6699
El Paso 915-562-4081
Fort Worth 817-332-3533
Galveston 409-763-9276
Houston 713-686-6300
Huntsville 936-291-3376
Lubbock 806-762-8086
Midland 432-682-8162
Paris 903-785-1951
San Antonio 210-828-6235
Temple 254-770-4629
Waco 254-754-3336

Narcotics Anonymous

Abilene 325-691-9209
Amarillo 866-431-6262
Austin 512-480-0004
Brazos Valley 979-822-9094
Brownwood 325-646-1903
Corpus Christi 361-992-2113
Dallas 972-699-9306
El Paso 915-566-6060
Houston 713-661-4200
Lubbock 806-470-9744
Texarkana 870-773-8470

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