Colorado Drug Abuse and Addiction

In Colorado, drug abuse and addiction rage to a large degree out of control. Young kids get caught up in addiction because of the false information they receive from their peers, as well as the lies that are forwarded by drug dealers who just try and make a profit from sales of drugs.

Mexican drug traffickers bring in quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana. The threat of widespread drug availability hurts people’s chances of coming off the drugs and staying off, because the recovering addict finds it so easy to get more to relieve the cravings that haunt him.

The cities have large amounts of cocaine available, transported into the area by drug cartels in Mexico. Heroin availability is high due to Mexico criminals bringing in black tar heroin, which is also dangerous as it is often cut with toxic chemicals. Meth is produced locally within Colorado, in labs in California and in Mexico. Mexico Superlabs produce huge quantities which get distributed in the U.S., including within Colorado.

Methamphetamine use is on the rise and is hard to curtail as it is distributed so close to the place of manufacture. Meth labs can be created in homes or even in vehicles. Dangerous chemicals are used in the production of meth and endanger the lives of those making meth as well as innocent passersby.

Other popular drugs in the state are club drugs, which are purchased at all-night raves or nightclubs and parties. These drugs are also used in sexual assaults by putting them in a drink. The victim can’t taste them and becomes unaware of what is happening around them. This is why it is a good idea not to leave drink unattended in a bar or nightclub. Club drugs are usually provided by independent traffickers who get them from overseas and within the U.S.

The most abused drug in Colorado is marijuana. In 2001, marijuana was made legal in small amounts for those who are sick or dying. However, many people enter drug rehab to help with their chronic abuse of this drug.

In Colorado, drug-induced deaths are higher than in other locations around the United States. The national average of illicit drug use in the U.S. was eight percent, while in Colorado it is twelve percent. No matter the drug of choice, an addict has a terrible time of it. He (or she) is driven by cravings which turn his life upside down. The choice of drug rehabs is huge. There is usually only one that is exactly right for the individual. We can help you find that one.

No matter the drug of choice, an addict has a terrible time of it. He (or she) is driven by cravings which turn his life upside down. The choice of drug rehabs is huge. There is usually only one that is exactly right for the individual. We can help you find that one.