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Drug Treatment in Texas needs to be a High Priority to Save Thousands of Lives

Drug Treatment in Texas needs to be a High Priority to Save Thousands of Lives

Every time you turn on the news or read the newspaper, there are reports of drug trafficking and drug related crime in Texas. Sharing a border with Mexico makes the entire state of Texas a high intensity drug trafficking area. It is hard enough to handle the drug problem plaguing Texans right now, and with more and more drugs pouring in to the state, many ask themselves, will the problem ever get handled?

Data from NSDUH (National Survey on Drug use and Health) stated that in 2004-2005, approximately 460,000 Texas citizens reported needing but not receiving drug treatment for illicit drug use within the past year. This is over two and one half percent of the population of Texas. It was later reported by the Office of National Drug Control Policy that in 2005 there were 43,039 admissions to drug treatment facilities in Texas and 43,858 in 2006. With less than 200,000 people actually getting in to a drug treatment facility and the number of individuals suffering from drug addition rising ...

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Texas Drug Rehab

Texas Drug Rehab

Many Texas residents are in desperate need of drug rehab and many aren’t even aware just how big the problem actually is. With approximately 460,000 Texas citizens reporting needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use and another 88,871 actually going to some type of treatment center, the problem is much larger than most realize.

Every resident of Texas is affected by drug use either directly or indirectly. Whether you are the parent of a child who is abusing drugs or the grocery store manager that the addicted steal from, you are affected. Millions of dollars are spent every year trying to handle drug addiction. A lot of the money comes directly from our paychecks. This is just one of the reasons that there needs to be more effective drug rehabs in Texas.

Narconon offers a comprehensive drug rehab that can handle a person’s addiction and return them to society as a positive and productive member who can sustain from using drugs or alcohol for the rest of their lives. With t...

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Residential Treatment in Texas

Residential Treatment in Texas

Everyday the residents of Texas face the growing problem of drug addiction. The problem in Texas is growing so rapidly that officials can’t find a way to stop it. The Office of National Drug Control Policy reported that over 88,000 individuals sought help through DSHS (Department of State Health Services) funded treatment programs from January to December 2008. There are still thousands of people who need residential treatment in Texas, so are the DSHS funded programs what is really needed?

With so many people still addicted that have previously sought treatment, a new approach to handle addiction needs to be taken. Residential treatment is designed to give a person 24 hour care. While outpatient and seven day detoxifications help some individuals, they should not take the place of a residential treatment program.

An effective residential treatment program will teach a person the tools and skills necessary to leave the program and become a positive, contributing member of society. The re...

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Long-Term Treatment for Texas Residents

Long-Term Treatment for Texas Residents

Right now there are approximately 460,000 individuals who need long-term treatment for substance abuse addictions in Texas. With less than 100,000 actually going to any type of treatment, the drug problem in Texas is continually rising. The vast majority of the addicted that seek treatment opt for a 30 day outpatient facility or they go to meetings a couple of times per week. While that may work for some, the majority remain addicted and the addiction spirals out of control even worse than before.

For some, they are setting their selves up for disappointment. It is hopeful thinking that they will be able to go to a meeting and never use drugs again. There are other factors in drug addiction that need to get handled in order to stay clean for the rest of their lives. Long-term treatment has been proven to be more effective for substance abuse addictions.

An effective long-term treatment program will give a person 24 hour a day care. The goal of any long-term treatment program should be to...

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