Connecticut Drug Abuse and Addiction

In 2010 in Connecticut, the top drug taken by those entering drug treatment has been heroin. This is followed by marijuana and cocaine. With eight percent of the population stating in surveys that they used illicit drugs in the month prior to being surveyed, it is clear that the drug problem in Connecticut is not a small one.

Deaths from drug use normally run higher than those who die in motor vehicle accidents. This is not a very pleasant scenario, and families are rightfully concerned when a loved one becomes addicted.

The greatest threat in the state is the use of powder and crack cocaine. The problem of drug enforcement never seems to end, for as they bust one criminal drug dealing group, others step in and take their place. Of course, this abundance of drug traffickers leads to drug-related violence and crime, which is a threat to any resident.

The South Central and Southwest parts of Connecticut see the most heroin available. Heroin addiction is a tough one, but can be addressed effectively by the right drug rehab program, preferably one that does not use addictive substitute drugs in the program.

Methamphetamine and cocaine are also abused in Connecticut, although meth is less frequently distributed and abused than cocaine. Club drugs are becoming more popular, particularly Ecstasy. In fact, Ecstasy is often distributed by organized crime groups.

Marijuana is sometimes locally produced in the state, but is also distributed by Mexican groups that send it from Southern California, Arizona and Texas.

Prescription drug abuse is common in Connecticut, with almost every drug that is abused by adults being abused by youth. Some of the prescription medications that get abused are cold medications such as Sudafed and Benadryl. OxyContin and Vicodin are also abused and can result in dangerous addictions.

Finding lasting recovery is not always a simple matter. There are numerous addicts that have tried again and again to go through a drug rehab program successfully only to fail and relapse into drug abuse. Searching for the right drug rehab can be time consuming and you don’t always know what you are going to get. Many drug rehabs state, “Once an addict, always an addict.” This philosophy is not conducive to success. Besides, it isn’t true!

We can help you or a loved one find the right drug rehab program – one that for them will provide lasting recovery from drug addiction.