Texas Drug Rehab Information
According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.2 million (7%) Texas citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug. Although methamphetamine is more of a problem in the northern half Texas, it is anticipated that as the source of methamphetamine shifts to Mexico, the problem will increase along the border and in southern Texas. Statewide, the purity of methamphetamine has dropped from 56% in 2004 to 47% in 2006 because it is cut with methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Cocaine continues to be readily available in Texas, while the purity of Mexican heroin in Texas has increased and the price has decreased. Marijuana remains readily available and is considered the most widely used illegal drug throughout Texas. All indicators of ecstasy use are increasing in Texas as the drug spreads from the club scene to the street. Hydrocodone is a larger problem in Texas than is oxycodone, but use of oxycodone is growing. Additionally, the abuse of alprazolam (Xanax) and carisoprodol (Soma) is increasing in Texas and the diversion of pseudoephedrine continues to be a problem in the state.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently made nearly 3,000 drug arrests in Texas. There were close to 144,000 total drug-related arrests in Texas for the whole year. According to national survey information, approximately 460,000 Texas citizens reported needing but not receiving drug rehab services for illicit drug use within the past year.
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