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Texas is the second largest state in the United States. With its diverse landscape and panhandle that stretches across four Mexican states, drug trafficking in the state is still a huge challenge.
Even with the existence of border patrol, the Mexican drug cartel continues to peddle drugs into the state and drug-related deaths are soaring. The most commonly trafficked drugs in Texas include cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and club drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy) and ketamine.
However, Texans who are struggling with drugs or alcohol can receive the help they need at our accredited drug treatment facility. To learn more, call us at (214) 572-1985. Our admissions counselors can answer your questions 24/7.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab
The Treatment Center is an accredited drug and alcohol rehab with the Joint Commission. Our board-certified staff and licensed therapists have decades of experience treating adults and teens for drug and alcohol addiction.
We treat our patients with the best level of care and provide individualized treatment. We realize that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for substance abuse. The most effective treatment gets to the root of addiction and addresses the patient’s specific needs.
Our patients receive a wide variety of programs and services such as:
• A medically safe detox
• Individual counseling
• Group therapy
• Dual diagnosis treatment
• 12-step programs
• Faith-based treatment
• Relapse prevention
• Legal liaison services
• Holistic pain therapies
• Family therapy workshops
• 24/7 alumni support
• Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
• Inpatient programs
To find out more about our evidence-based treatment, reach out to one of our admissions counselors today and call (214) 572-1985. We are available for a confidential chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Drug Trafficking in Texas
Texas is still the wild, wild west for drug traffickers, law enforcement, and the state government. In the southwest region of Texas, smuggling of drugs occurs often because of the vast lands that stretch across the oil pipelines.
Along the Mexican/Texas border, it’s not uncommon for border patrol to find a corpse a day due to drug-related violence. The majority of drug smuggling occurs in the El Paso and the Ciudad Juarez corridor, where massive amounts of drugs are confiscated each day at the border.
Commonly Abused Drugs
Methamphetamine. The “one pot” or “shake and bake” method of making meth continues to gain popularity. It’s a way of producing local meth by cooking it with pseudoephedrine and mixing it with other chemicals in a two-liter bottle and then shaking it to cause a chemical reaction. Meth addiction is common throughout Texas. In 2012, Methamphetamine accounted for 12 percent of treatment admissions in drug rehabs in Texas, and 59 percent were female.
Cocaine. Cocaine is available in large quantities in Texas. Cocaine is often transported to nearby states such as Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. Most of the cocaine in Texas gets converted into crack cocaine and then it’s sold primarily in urban areas. Street gangs control the cocaine trade and as a result, violent crimes continue to rise.
Heroin. Texas has a growing problem with teenagers and young adults abusing heroin. Cheese heroin or black tar heroin mixed with cold medicine is still popular among teens and young adults in cities like Dallas because it is cheaper than pure heroin. Black tar heroin and Mexican brown heroin are most commonly used, while pure heroin is found near the border of El Paso.
Prescription drugs. Treatment for prescription drug abuse continues to rise in Texas. Opioids or painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and hydromorphone accounted for three-fourths of prescription drug overdose deaths in Texas. The “Houston Cocktail” or “Holy Trinity”, which is a mix of carisoprodol, alprazolam and hydrocodone, is gaining in popularity throughout Texas. In addition, codeine cough syrup mixed with soft drinks or “sippin’ syrup/sizzurp” continues to be used primarily among teens and young adults in urban areas.
Club drugs. Use of the stimulant drug, MDMA (ecstasy) has decreased over the past few years. However, ecstasy is still used among young adults and in combination with other drugs such as marijuana, alcohol, or cocaine. In Houston, El Paso, and Dallas, there continues to be an increase in rave parties using ecstasy and Molly. Molly is a purer form of ecstasy that often causes paranoia, hallucinations and psychotic episodes.
Marijuana. Marijuana use is prevalent among teens. In a 2012 survey, about 63 percent of teens who admitted using marijuana, smoked blunts. Sometimes these blunts were laced with synthetic drugs such as K2 and spice, commonly found in tobacco shops or “head shops”. About 23 percent of admissions in drug rehabs in Texas were for marijuana addiction in 2012. Out of all the treatment admissions for marijuana, 29 percent also had a problem with alcohol.
Alcohol. Binge drinking and alcohol abuse is common in Texas. Among those who reported binge drinking, 18.9 percent were adults and 23.5 percent were high school students. In Texas, there are approximately 6,514 deaths due to excessive drinking every year.
Begin the Road to Recovery
We know detoxing from drugs and alcohol is not easy; however, with a medically safe, 24-hour detox, we can help you beat your addiction. With the proper treatment by experienced staff, a supportive alumni community, and the help of loved ones, your recovery is possible.
At The Treatment Center, we will prepare you for a new chapter in life without drugs and alcohol. With new life skills, you can manage your life in recovery by recognizing triggers, controlling your emotions and changing your social environment.
If you’re a Texan who’s ready to quit drugs or alcohol, take the first steps on the road to recovery and call us today at (214) 572-1985. We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.