Methamphetamine Drug Rehab Dallas
Parent Category: Metro
Category: Dallas Drug Rehab
Written by Stop Admin
As methamphetamine use is on the rise area residents feel the need for methamphetamine drug rehab.
Methamphetamine abuse is a significant drug threat to Dallas, Texas. High purity, low cost methamphetamine is readily available, and the drug is widely abused, particularly in rural areas. Methamphetamine produced in Mexico is the predominant type available. Locally produced methamphetamine also is available and is becoming more prevalent. Methamphetamine production in Dallas, Texas is increasing, as is the number of methamphetamine laboratories being seized by law enforcement officials. As production spreads throughout the area the need for methamphetamine drug rehab, education and addiction treatment becomes a prevelant issue.
Caucasian criminal groups and independent Caucasian laboratory operators produce methamphetamine in Dallas, Texas. Methamphetamine also is produced by Mexican criminal groups and independent producers as well as OMGs. Mexican DTOs and criminal groups control most of the transportation and wholesale distribution of Mexico-produced methamphetamine. Hispanic street gangs, prison gangs, and OMGs also distribute wholesale quantities of the drug. Mexican criminal groups control most of the retail-level methamphetamine distribution in the city; however, Caucasian criminal groups as well as street gangs, prison gangs, OMGs, and various other criminal groups and independent dealers also distribute methamphetamine at the retail level. As the use of methamphetamine continues to rise the need for methamphetamine drug rehab, education and addiction treatment becomes a more pressing issue.
The number of amphetamine/methamphetamine emergency department (ED) mentions in the Dallas metropolitan area increased from 422 in 1997 to 489 in 2001, according to statistics. In 2001 the rate of amphetamine/methamphetamine mentions per 100,000 population in the Dallas metropolitan area (16) was higher than the rate nationwide (13). (Dallas is the only city in Texas that reports ED data to DAWN.) In 2001 methamphetamine was detected in only a small percentage of adult male arrestees in Dallas. According to the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program, 1.7 percent of adult male arrestees tested positive for methamphetamine use in Dallas during 2001. Residents of the area consider the need for effective methamphetamine drug rehab.
Methamphetamine-related violence poses a significant threat to Dallas, Texas. Violence is more commonly associated with the production, distribution, and abuse of methamphetamine than with any other illicit drug. Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system and can induce anxiety, insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations, mood swings, delusions, and violent behavior, particularly during the "tweaking" stage of abuse. Prison gangs are involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in Dallas, Texas, and they display a propensity for violence, particularly in safeguarding their drug operations. Members of Dallas, Texas Mafia, a Caucasian gang that operates within and outside Dallas, Texas prisons, have committed robbery, burglary, and theft to obtain funds to expand their methamphetamine distribution activities. Members of Dallas, Texas Mafia also reportedly have been involved in homicides, including inmate homicides. In addition, members of Dallas, Texas Mafia maintain a close association with the Dallas, Texas Syndicate prison gang and reportedly have engaged in "contract killings" on its behalf. As the violence escelates so does the need for effective methamphetamine drug rehab.
Most of the methamphetamine available in Dallas, Texas is produced in Mexico by Mexican DTOs and criminal groups. However, methamphetamine production occurs in Dallas, Texas and is increasing throughout the city. Methamphetamine laboratories are located throughout the city, particularly in rural and moderately populated areas of Dallas, Texas. Law enforcement officials report that they regularly seize methamphetamine and methamphetamine laboratories throughout the city. Criminal groups and individuals operating in these areas establish secluded laboratory sites which enable them to avoid law enforcement detection and easily dispose of hazardous waste. In addition, law enforcement reporting indicates that methamphetamine production is increasing in rural areas in Dallas, Texas. Methamphetamine producers also increasingly are using hotel or motel rooms for methamphetamine production, which poses a danger to individuals in surrounding rooms or buildings. Some hotels and motels have centralized air ventilation systems through which poisonous vapors and gases from methamphetamine laboratories can spread to other rooms via ductwork. Moreover, methamphetamine laboratories are an extreme fire risk. The DEA Dallas Division reports an increase in motel fires that they believe may be related to the production of methamphetamine. As the venues for production, transportation and distribution expand the need for methamphetamine drug rehab is on the rise.