Drug Abuse Prevention Phoenix
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Phoenix Drug Rehab
Residents of Phoenix suffer greatly from drug addiction like many people across the nation. With a total population of 1,939,292 as of 2008 in a 550 square mile radius Phoenix is growing and so is its drug problem. Being a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area with most of its illegal drugs coming from Mexico, Phoenix residents see way to many kidnappings and other drug related crimes. The FBI, DEA, ICE and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are working together to put an end to this madness and make Phoenix a safer place to live. Narconon Arrowhead is helping by delivering drug education lectures and has been since 2000.
The smuggling of drugs, guns and humans across the border from Mexico is not a new concept to those who live in Arizona. In 1996, 5.6 tons of cocaine along with three fully automatic machine guns and 1.5 million dollars in cash were seized. Smugglers have built tunnels which tie into the drainage system in order to get drugs, guns, and undocumented migrants across the border: 30 tunnels were discovered between 1990 and 2008. Several of these tunnels had been filled in by the government and then excavated by traffickers who were familiar with the old routes. In 2008, there were 368 kidnappings in Phoenix, smugglers known as ‘coyotes” take the kidnap victims to drop houses where dozens of smuggled people are kept. Kidnappings and home invasions also continue to be a major issue in the community.
Public safety is a high priority for the Phoenix area, with drug abuse and crime rates sky rocketing it becomes harder and harder for residents to feel safe in their own homes. Various government agencies are working together 24 hours a day to protect citizens and there are numerous projects underway to help prevent drug addiction in the area. Drug addiction is something that everyone of every race, creed and color is faced with today. Why, because addiction has no rules, no discrimination and no barriers. It only has the false hope it brings to those who are lost, the misery it brings to families and the problems it brings to every women, man and child that has ever had to look it in the face. Addiction is a growing problem not only in Phoenix but in every city in America and it needs to be stopped.
Drug rehabs are set up all across the nation to help those in need and with so many to choose from it can be hard to decide which one is best for you or your loved one. There are many types of drug rehab to choose from such as inpatient drug rehab, outpatient drug rehab, long term rehab, short term rehab, detoxification, and several kinds of meeting. Some of these models of treatment will substitute one drug for another while others will leave you walking out the door drug free completely. Any effective program will have a follow up program for the individual to make sure that they are achieving success. The goal: a healthy drug free member of society, who can function and produce on a daily basis without drugs or alcohol.