Laredo is the county seat of Webb county, and is located on the North bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas. It is the 10th most populous city in Texas. At roughly 96% Hispanic, it is one of the least diverse cities in the United Sate. Despite this outward appearance of well being, Laredo remains a center for the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, due to its strategic location on the Mexican Border. As such, it is one of the most dangerous cities in Texas and in the nation. A CDC report released last year revealed the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade. Fortunately, there are solutions available to people who are struggling in the Laredo area. Laredo drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
According to this report, representatives of the Narcotic Intelligence Division of the Laredo Police Department, and street purchases of drugs, cocaine is readily available in both powder and “crack” forms. There have been at least six deaths over the past 12 months that can be directly linked to turf wars and aimed at control of distribution points.
The availability of heroin has increased over the past year in the city. Police and street addicts report that there are numerous sources to score heroin. There is also a new generation of middle and upper class white addicts, who have become addicted to prescription drugs
Fortunately, there is good news for addicts in Laredo who are looking for help to break their addictions. The above report also found that Texas received a 10 out of 10 on possible indicators of promising strategies to help curb prescription drug abuse. Nationally, 28 states and Washington, D.C. scored six or less, with Texas scoring the highest, with a 10.
Recently, there have been some national breakthroughs as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country. Such funding means that treatment is available for those who want it.
So, if you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, help is available! Get Treatment has compiled a list of several of the top-ranked addiction treatment facilities and rehab centers in your area. You’ll find that we have premium listings for rehab facilities for individuals with private insurance. In addition, we have several facilities that accept medicare and medicaid.
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