Denver Drug Rehab Center
- Parent Category: States
- Category: Drug Rehab Colorado
- Written by Paul Onart
You take a steady, forceful flow of drugs coming north from the Southwest border between Mexico and the US – you take a constant supply of other drugs flowing south from the Canadian border and what do you have? You have the complex and dangerous drug situation as it currently exists in the Denver area.
Drug traffickers from Mexico like the Denver location because from that central position, they can transport their wares north or northeast with ease. The Interstate system is frequently used for trafficking these illicit substances – I-15 and I-25 going north-south and I-70 and I-80 headed east-west.
From Mexico trafficking cartel deliveries, Denverites can choose from methamphetamine, Mexican black tar heroin, commercial grade of marijuana and cocaine. From Canadian traffickers, there’s the higher potency hydroponic marijuana and MDMA (ecstasy).
In between, you have local production of drugs to augment these supplies that are already wreaking havoc on Denverites and others in the state. Asian and Mexican drug cartels run local marijuana grows, the Mexicans primarily outdoors, often in the national forests or parks, and the Asians running indoor operations. There’s also some methamphetamine production locally but it has dropped with the ready supply of Mexican meth that is usually higher purity anyway.
But that’s not even all of the substance abuse scene. To this you must add the prescription drugs that are being abused by Denverites – more than 200,000 people indulging per year. And then there are those who drink in excess, becoming addicted in the process. In the state, there are more than a million people binge drinking each month. That’s five drinks in a two-hour sitting (four for women).
Unfortunately, there is no shortage of abusable substances in Denver or Colorado.
In the Denver metropolitan area in 2009, more than 47,000 people sought and found drug addiction treatment. This was more than half the number who received treatment in the entire state, a phenomenon that results from the millions of acres of forest and grassland in the state and a concentration of population into just a few narrow corridors. But this number constituted just a little more than 10% of those who needed addiction treatment for alcohol, illicit drug or prescription drug addiction. Which means hundreds of thousands are not getting care who need it.
Denver sends proportionally more people to drug rehab centers for problems with alcohol than the rest of the United States. It’s the same across all of Colorado, in fact, whereas 41% of those seeking rehab across the US need help with alcohol, in Denver, it’s twice that.
But mercifully, there are far fewer young people going to rehab in Colorado than in the rest of the US. In the Denver area, it’s about 2%. In some cities like Las Vegas, it’s as high as 17%.
But the price tag that accompanies addiction in the state is high. When you count up law enforcement costs, healthcare costs, social costs like foster care for parents who lose their children, the estimate of cost runs to $600 million per year.
What about the 90% of those who are addicted who don’t get treatment? Sadly, the biggest reason that these people did not get help is because they didn’t think they needed it. If you asked their families, you would surely get a different answer. But in Denver, anyone who works with the Narconon Arrowhead drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Oklahoma has their full support in getting an addicted loved one into rehab – and that often means helping provide the family with an interventionist.
An interventionist is an experienced and skilled person who works directly with an addicted person and shifts his or her viewpoint from refusing to see that there’s a problem to wanting help and being willing to check into a rehab now to get it. It may seem impossible to a family that this can be done, after all the times they have begged the person to please get help, but it happens every day.
That’s one of the advantages of working with a well-established drug rehab facility like Narconon Arrowhead. Located a short distance from Denver in Canadian, Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead provides rehabilitation services for individuals from all over the Midwest, West and other regions.
Families choose Narconon Arrowhead because it is a long-term residential drug treatment program with an excellent success rate. After graduation, seven out of ten of those going home stay clean and sober. This result is achieved through the use of program steps that address the basic problems that drove the person into substance abuse, steps that help guide each recovering person through a repair of the damage done to relationships, community and the person’s life and improved decision-making and life skills.
And there is one more important component. That is the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This program uses a low-heat sauna, moderate exercise and a strict nutritional supplement regimen to enable the body to flush out old stored toxins. Decades of experience has shown that these toxins can be involved in the triggering of cravings because when they are flushed out, cravings routinely drop. Some people even say they are gone. Without addressing cravings, sobriety can be a daily battle to maintain control.
Find out all about the unique Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab program. Contact the intake counselors at 800-468-6933 today.