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Drug Treatment Centers McAllen provide an invaluable service to communities where drug trafficking and addiction is prevalent. Distribution and use of illicit drugs is the biggest threat facing the McAllen communities today. While local law enforcement and the Federal Drug Administration fight to curtail drug use, the mission of Drug Treatment Centers McAllen is to rescue those that have already fallen prey to addiction. As such our drug treatment centers provide a range of treatment interventions that are approved and recommended such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to name a few. (956) 854-2342

 

 

Due to the operation of well-established drug cartels in McAllen and surrounding areas, authorities report that cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine are the primary drugs of abuse. As such Drug Treatment Centers McAllen provide specialized addiction treatment programs that are customized for each client to treat the particular drug of abuse.

Cocaine/Crack Cocaine: Cocaine is a stimulant drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant. In its pure form it is white with a salt like consistency. Crack Cocaine is another version of the drug which typically has a crystallized rocklike appearance. The Cocaine powder is snorted or dissolved in water and injected into the body. Crack cocaine is usually smoked. Whichever way this drug is used it produces a short lived “high” of About 10 to 30 minutes. In this area the number of people who seeking treatment for cocaine abuse exceeds the admissions for any other illicit drug. According to authorities cocaine related deaths increased that increased by 185% in 2001 is still on the uptick in this area.

Heroin: Mexican black tar and brown powdered heroin are the most predominant types available and abused in the McAllen area. It is a highly addictive substance derived from the opium plant. Although it is synthesized from morphine it is at least three times more potent than morphine. In recent years heroin use has experienced a resurgence due to the proliferation of prescription drugs. People in addiction to prescription medication naturally turn to heroin to feed their addiction because heroin produces similar effects, calms the cravings for prescription drugs and is much cheaper and more readily available.

Methamphetamine (Meth) was developed from amphetamine for use in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers. This drug is described by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a colorless, odorless crystalline power. Illicit use of Meth produces a fast and intense euphoria making it one of the most addictive and powerful drugs of abuse. While Meth produces it fair share of dangers to users, it also pose a significant threat communities because of the sheet number of meth labs that have been set up in neighborhoods. These labs present a danger because of the volatile nature of the chemicals needed to produce the drug.

Signs of Addiction

Although each of the preceding drugs may manifest unique symptom based on any number of variables, the primary signs of addiction are common to heroin, cocaine and meth addictions. You may be addicted if…

  • You are experiencing uncontrollable cravings that drive you to obsessively seek and use the drug of abuse despite the consequences.
  • You have already or have considered begging, borrowing, or stealing money to buy drugs.
  • You have isolated yourself from family and friends that you know object to your drug use.
  • Drugs have already began to impact your relationships, your employment status or your studies.
  • You take chances or put yourself in risky situations to get or use drugs.
  • You are in regular contact with a drug dealer or someone who is.

When you try to stop drug use you experience one or more withdrawal symptoms such as problem excess cravings, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting chills, runny nose, trouble breathing, restlessness or other obvious discomfort that using drugs alleviate.

Drug Treatment Centers McAllen understand that chronic drug use can be so obsessive that it can hinder your efforts to get help. As such we make it easy for you to get from where you are into a treatment program that can immediately halt chronic drug use and start the process of rehabilitation. To facilitate the various needs of our patients we offer inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment options. For anyone eliminating drugs for the first time we also recommend and provide a medically supervised drug detox procedure. Our board certified addiction specialists monitor patients around the clock in order to alleviate undue discomfort or address any emergency medical situation presented by severe withdrawal symptoms.

The rehabilitation process that follows a medical detox incorporates and integrates evidence based holistic, traditional and cutting edge treatment interventions. This multidisciplinary approach has been successful in helping patients to achieve full recovery and enable them to enjoy long term sobriety.

Call Drug Treatment Centers McAllen today at (956) 854-2342 if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction. Our counselors are available 24/7 to answer all your questions and concerns about entering a drug treatment program.

About McAllen, TX

McAllen is located in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of Texas. As the largest city in Hidalgo County, McAllen has a population of 136,639 according to the 2013 census. The city also shares a metropolitan area with the Mexican city of Reynosa for a combined population count of almost 1.5 million. This close proximity to Mexico presents a very real drug threat to the residents of McAllen. Authorities say drug cartels are the number one threat to this area. The illicit drug smuggling networks are aided by the fully established trafficking routes throughout the cities in Hidalgo County and the rest of the state. These lucrative drug operations present a challenge to law enforcement because of the violent crimes that are typically associated with drug manufacture, sales and addiction.

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