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The growing drug addiction problem in the state of New York has created the need for a greater number of quality drug rehab programs. Most people cannot successfully overcome a drug addiction without the professional assistance of a quality drug rehab center, because it is such a tough problem to overcome. Just sorting out the descriptions of the various kinds of treatment such as residential, inpatient, outpatient, and short term drug rehab, can be a confusing process. Individuals that are seeking drug rehabilitation for their drug addiction may not be familiar with all of the different types of substance abuse programs that are available. In order to understand these terms, it is often extremely helpful to have the assistance of a counselor at a New York drug rehab that can support the individual in choosing a treatment facility for their drug or alcohol addiction. In order to be effective, a quality drug rehab program must be comprehensive and include all of the various treatment components that will fortify an individual enough to break free from their drug addiction.

In a New York drug rehab, the first step in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is the detox process, which is necessary before all of the other areas of the substance abuse problem can directly be addressed. When an individual is going through the detoxification process, they will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely uncomfortable; the staff at a quality New York drug rehab center will know how to offer support and help to alleviate some of this discomfort. When a person chooses to go through detox in the context of a residential drug rehab program, they will have access to staff support that is available around the clock to assist them. After completing the detox, an individual can begin to think clearly enough to complete the other components of the drug rehabilitation program and the healing process from the drug addiction can finally begin. The first portion of most drug rehab facilities will offer some form of counseling, whether it be administered individually or in a group setting. Counseling can be one of the most vital components of the drug treatment process.

By the time an individual wakes up out of the fog of a drug addiction and acknowledges the negative effects that their substance abuse problem has created, it has often taken a toll on almost every aspect of their lives. Beyond the negative effects that a drug addiction can have on relationships, what can take place in regard to an addicts self esteem can be even more damaging to the individual's spirit. Surrendering to the drug treatment process is all that is required for an individual to begin to break free from their drug addiction. The willingness to receive drug rehabilitation can help to restore an addict's redeemable qualities that were previously hidden in the mire of drug addiction.

  • 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated that 9% of the citizens in New York that are ages 12 and older reported using an illicit drug in the past month.
  • Over 6 million New York citizens have reported that using marijuana occasionally is considered to be a "great risk".
  • Approximately 35% oh high school aged students in the state of New York that were surveyed in 2007, reported using marijuana on at least one occasion.
  • 17.2% of high school aged female students in the state of New York surveyed in 2007 have reported current marijuana use.
  • 8.8% of the high school aged male students that were surveyed in 2007 have reported using cocaine on at least one occasion.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results have indicated that over half a million of the citizens in the state of New York reported using an illicit drug on at least one occasion in the last year.
  • Approximately 354,000 citizens in the state of New York have reported a past year illicit drug dependence that was serious enough to require drug rehabilitation.
  • Current investigations being done in the state of New York have indicated that Vicodin, Lortab, and OxyContin are the most widely abused pharmaceuticals; additionally, Methadone and Xanax were also identified in this category.
  • Ecstasy and other club drugs continue to be readily available throughout the state of New York. Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada are currently the primary locations for the manufacturing and exporting ecstasy.
  • Crack cocaine is widely available in economically depressed areas in all of the major cities in the state of New York.
  • Heroin is widely available from Colombian and Dominican organizations operating in the New York metropolitan area; additionally, heroin abuse and trafficking is increasingly on the rise in upstate New York.
  • The abuse and trafficking of Meth in the state of New York is a less serious threat in comparison to many other drugs. The methamphetamine market is primarily for crystal meth that generally originates in Mexico or California. In upstate New York, the market for methamphetamine powder that is produced by local clandestine labs is steadily gaining momentum.
  • The city of New York has long hosted numerous drug trafficking organizations. The city's diverse multi-class population has helped to create a demand that these organizations are more than will to accommodate.
  • Many drug traffickers are moving their illegal operations from the New York metropolitan area, to the upstate regions of the state in order to earn higher profits and to elude law enforcement.
  • The state of New York continues to experience high levels of trafficking and abuse of Ecstasy and other club drugs, including LSD, GHB, and Ketamine.

If you or someone you care about in New York has a drug addiction, contact a New York drug rehab facility to speak with a drug treatment professional that can help you to find immediate solutions. Find out all you drug rehab options today.

New York Drug Information and Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking organizations in New York have long been a problem for this state. The city's large, diverse, multi-class population creates a demand that these organizations are more than willing to serve. New York City also acts as the source for organizations that smuggle drugs to other East Coast destinations and to Canada and Europe. Drug information from New York shows that due to successful drug initiatives and enforcement operations undertaken in the New York metropolitan area, many drug traffickers are moving their illegal operations to the upstate region to earn greater profits, elude law enforcement, and avoid competition from rival drug groups.

In New York, Colombian and Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the primary transporters and distributors of wholesale amounts of cocaine; however, Mexican nationals have replaced Colombians as the main source of supply for multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine in New York City. These traffickers smuggle multi-hundred kilogram shipments of cocaine to New York via tractor-trailers and containerized cargo and then distribute the cocaine in smaller amounts through many networks in the metropolitan area.

New York City based cocaine distribution organizations also serve as the source of supply to organizations operating throughout the eastern United States. Most of the cocaine entering New York is transported in vehicles and tractor-trailers from large distributions centers in border areas (Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas).

Drug information sources in New York revel that cocaine is also a significant problem in Albany and western New York State. Most cocaine distributors in the Albany area have connections to sources in New York City, but some Albany distributors have direct links with organizations in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Crack cocaine is readily available in economically depressed areas in all major New York cities, along with some suburban and semi-rural areas, and is occasionally a source of violence in upstate cities. Such violence usually occurs when new dealers challenge more established dealers over territory. Crack cocaine is typically transported in the form of powdered cocaine and converted into crack by area distributors. However, recent seizures of multi-ounce and kilogram quantities of crack cocaine in New York indicate a change in this dynamic.

Heroin is readily available from Colombian and Dominican organizations operating in the New York metropolitan area. Most of the heroin available is of South American origin and Colombia-based traffickers bring some of the purest heroin in the world to the streets of New York, utilizing the same distribution methods and money-laundering techniques they perfected in capturing the cocaine market. In some cases, the same organizations are distributing both cocaine and heroin.

Much of the Colombian heroin drug trafficking is smuggled into New York by couriers and investors arriving at JFK Airport, on direct flights from Colombia, or after stopovers in Central or South America, or the Caribbean. Colombian heroin trafficking organizations have also developed increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods, including use of cargo shipments, soaking heroin into clothing, and chemically impregnating heroin into plastic, which is then molded into common shapes. The heroin is subsequently recovered using chemical extraction processes.

Colombian heroin is also smuggled to New York via Mexico and then by vehicle from the southwest United States, similar to the cocaine route. The heroin trafficking and abuse problem is increasing in upstate New York. Dealers in upstate regions often buy heroin in New York City and then return to their home areas via auto, bus, or train. Currently, some of the high-purity products are finding their way directly to users who are often unaccustomed to the strength.

While methamphetamine trafficking and abuse in New York State is a less serious problem when compared to heroin, cocaine, crack, and MDMA, there are indicators that the problem is increasing. New York has a somewhat bifurcated methamphetamine market. In the New York City area, the market is primarily for crystal methamphetamine sourced from the West Coast of the United States.

Drug information on meth in New York shows that use is not widespread, although it is increasing among some subculture groups, especially gay males. The upstate market is primarily methamphetamine powder supplied by local clandestine labs, which are becoming more common. Seizures of low yield, small methamphetamine labs have been increasing in rural New York since 2000, from two seizures in 2000, to 73 in 2003 and 53 in 2004.

New York continues to experience high levels of importation, trafficking, and abuse of MDMA (Ecstasy). Belgium and the Netherlands remain the main locations for manufacturing and exporting MDMA. However, Canada has recently emerged as a significant source country for MDMA production. MDMA is smuggled into the U.S. via body carriers, overnight mail and air/sea cargo. Israeli drug traffickers initially dominated the MDMA trade.

New York drug trafficking shows that due to the large profits to be made from MDMA trafficking, other criminal groups are now importing and distributing significant quantities of the drug. These include, but are not limited to: Dominican traffickers, Russian traffickers, Mexican traffickers, Colombian traffickers, Asian traffickers, and traditional organized crime groups. Additionally, MDMA is distributed by poly-drug trafficking organizations and has become a mainstay in poly-drug trafficking in New York. MDMA is destined for retail sale at New York clubs. Almost all MDMA pills are sold with logos, creating brand names for users to seek out. Other club drugs, such as GHB, ketamine and steroids, while available, are less prominent problems in New York City.

Drug trafficking of marijuana in New York shows that most of the marijuana entering the New York City area, and some upstate regions, is of Mexican origin, smuggled primarily by auto/truck transport from the Southwestern United States. The use of containerized cargo and mail/parcel delivery services, such as Federal Express and United Parcel Service, have also been noted. Law enforcement agencies report a continued increase in the shipment of marijuana from Jamaica, transported and distributed by Jamaican trafficking organizations, as well as an increase in the shipment of marijuana from Canada. Canada is a source for a significant quantity of primarily indoor grown marijuana entering New York State.

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  • New York Facts
  • In New York, 72% of the substance abuse treatment being received was from outpatient care (National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)).
  • During 2007 in New York, 14.6% of the drug rehab admissions were related to marijuana use.
  • 2.6% of the high school seniors in the state of New York have reported using heroin at least once.
  • In New York, there will be around 117,613 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • New York, Statistics
  • The population of New York is 18,975,234 with 9,146,144 Males and 9,829,090 Females.

    The population of New York, breaks down into the following age groups:

    Under Age 5: 1,239,345
    Age 5-9: 1,351,766
    Age 10-14: 1,332,348
    Age 15-19: 1,287,452
    Age 20-24: 1,244,251
    Age 25-34: 2,757,197
    Age 35-44: 3,074,105
    Age 45-54: 2,552,715
    Age 55-59: 931,934
    Age 60-64: 755,918
    Age 65-74: 1,275,958
    Age 75-84: 860,768
    Over 85: 311,477

    The Median age in New York, is 37.5

    New York Summary
    New York Area - 46421.08 Sq. Miles
    Land - 45974.84 Sq. Miles
    Water - 446.24 Sq. Miles

    The population Density in New York is 412.73 People per Sq. Mile
    Elevation of New York - 547 Feet
    Timezone - Eastern (GMT -5)

    New York School Enrollment Breakdown
    Age 3 and Over enrolled in New York schools - 5,216,763
    New York children enrolled in Nursery or Preschool - 331,348
    Children in New York enrolled in Kindergarten - 272,494
    New York children enrolled in Elementary School - 2,208,374
    New York Highschool Enrollment - 1,103,202
    New York College Enrollment - 1,301,345

    New York Economy and Employment
    Employment Breakdown:
    16 years and over - 14,804,950
    Total Males in Work Force in New York - 4,740,023
    Total Females in Work Force in New York - 4,306,197

    Occupation Breakdown in New York:
    Management and Professional Occupation related jobs in New York - 3,079,706
    Service related jobs in New York - 1,389,139
    Sales and Office Related jobs in New York - 2,272,369
    Forestry, Farming and Fishing related jobs in New York - 24,601
    Construction and Maintenance related jobs in New York - 632,985
    Production and Transportation related jobs in New York - 983,638

    New York Houselhold Income Breakdown:
    Household Income-
    Less than $10,000 - 809,454
    $10,000.00 - $14,999 - 453,301
    $15,000 - $24,999 - 822,541
    $25,000 - $34,999 - 806,959
    $35,000 - $49,999 - 1,046,900
    $50,000 - $74,999 - 1,297,634
    $75,000 - $99,999 - 746,326
    $100,000 - $149,999 - 639,504
    $150,000 - $199,999 - 202,637
    $200,000 or more - 234,849
    Average Household Income in New York - $45,836.75
    Average Household Size in New York - 2.56

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