Lubbock is the 11th largest city in Texas, and the largest in the region. Well known as a “hub city”, it has been the largest economic center in the south plains region for many years. A diversified economy based upon cotton farming, ranching and energy production has afforded a comfortable lifestyle for the approximately 250,000 people who live in the county. Despite this outward appearance of well being, Lubbock remains a center for the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs. 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 Lubbock area. Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. We are happy to help you choose the best facility for the type of treatment you need. Give us a call, we want to help you!