Texas is known for everything being bigger - and this seems to be the case with the rates of substance abuse and addiction among its residents. SAMHSA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - reported in 2015, for instance, that more than 35,000 of its residents were enrolled in a drug or alcohol treatment and rehabilitation program that was publicly funded that year.
Two years before in 2013, about 40,000 of the residents of Texas were enrolled in an addiction treatment center. Most of these people were struggling with high rates of alcohol abuse and addiction, as well as the abuse of other drugs like stimulants such as ecstasy and meth as well as heroin.
According to data reported for the 2014 to 2016 period on overdose deaths involving drugs, the following were the rates of deaths for every segment of 100,000 people in various counties within the state:
Another report showed that more than 1.3 million people in the state were struggling with an alcohol use disorder. At the same time, 465,102 people were addicted to illicit substances of abuse.
In 2015, law enforcement officials mostly seized cocaine, cannabis, and methamphetamine among the residents of Texas. The same year, more than 1,100 deaths involving opioids were reported.
Two years later in 2017, methamphetamine was responsible for a total of 715 deaths. Heroin, on the other hand, led to a total of 539 fatalities. That year, Xanax (Alprazolam) was the most commonly misused benzo drug in the state.
In 2013, the following were the substances of abuse that were most commonly cited among people who were enrolled in an addiction treatment and rehabilitation program in the state of Texas:
According to the DEA - the Drug Enforcement Administration - methamphetamine is the main drug threat in the state of Texas. In 2016, for instance, this class of drugs was responsible for 715 among local residents.
The entire nation went on a strike against the primary ingredients that are used to produce methamphetamines. Unfortunately, this only caused the importation of these ingredients to shoot up in the United States.
Most of the meth that is found in the state comes in from neighboring Mexico. This is not surprising especially considering that meth seizures along the Mexico - Texas border increased by 103 percent between 2014 and 2016.
Whether you are addicted to common drugs like meth or alcohol or you have been taking synthetic drugs or any other lesser known substances, you can be sure that the best decision would be to enroll in a licensed addiction treatment center in Texas so that you can overcome your addiction.