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    map of PennsylvaniaIf you are seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one with a chronic drug or alcohol addiction problem, you should be educated on the subject of chronic drug or alcohol addiction in your state in order to make an informed decision about the correct treatment option. The following data is provided to fulfill this need. We hope you find it helpful. If you would like to speak to a trained drug counselor, please call (877) 340-3602.

    According to the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration), Adolescents and young adults use Ecstasy in order to promote euphoria, feelings of closeness, empathy, sexuality and to reduce inhibitions. It is considered a "party drug" and obtained at "rave" or "techno" parties. However, its abuse has expanded, to include other settings outside of the rave scenes, such as a college campus.

    Among students surveyed as part of the 2005 Monitoring the Future study, 2.8% of eighth graders, 4.0% of tenth graders, and 5.4% of twelfth graders reported lifetime use of Ecstasy. In 2004, these percentages were 2.8%, 4.3%, and 7.5%, respectively.1

    Forty percent of eighth graders, 51.4% of tenth graders, and 60.1% of twelfth graders surveyed in 2005 reported that trying MDMA2 once or twice was a "great risk."1

    The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveys high school students on several risk factors including drug and alcohol use. Results of the 2005 survey indicate that 6.3% of high school students reported using MDMA at some point in their lifetimes. This is down from 11.1% in 2003.3


    2007 Federal Drug Seizures
    Cocaine: 739.0 kgs.
    Heroin: 20.8 kgs.
    Methamphetamine: 2.3 kgs.
    Marijuana: 571.5 kgs.
    Hashish: 0.3 kgs.
    MDMA: 0.0 kgs/82,410 du
    Meth Lab Incidents: 11 (DEA, state, and local)

    United States Drug Enforcement Administration

    The DEA also reports that  MDMA (ecstasy) is primarily available at rave parties and nightclubs in the metropolitan areas of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh), but remains available to and popular among teenagers and young adults on college campuses across the state. Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), the GHB precursor gamma butyrolactone (GBL), and ketamine are also available in Philadelphia-area nightclubs, while GHB was available and used in central Pennsylvania.

    New York City is the primary source area for the retail quantities of MDMA available in Pennsylvania. Investigations indicate that MDMA is smuggled by Israeli and Dutch nationals as well as by members of Russian and Israeli organized crime groups from the Netherlands, through Canada, New York, and the Caribbean, and then to cities in Pennsylvania. Wholesale quantities of MDMA tablets are also shipped and transported directly into Pennsylvania via mail/parcel services or by couriers flying into major international airports. Philadelphia International Airport is one of these locations, where couriers travel with suitcases or wearing clothing that conceals tablets.4

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    Call 1-(877) 340-3602 to see if there are any suitable
    drug rehabs in Alabama to suit your needs.

    The Damage to Society

    Man in handcuffsIn the State of Alabama, the effects of drug and alcohol abuse goes way past the the damage done to the addicts themselves. In terms of time lost on the job, to the health system inundated by illness and overdoses to communities harmed by the crime rate caused by addicts looking to steal anything in order to get their next fix, to families living a nightmare as they watch helplessly as their loved one goes further down the chutes. The rollercoaster of emotions, concern and anger seems like a never ending ride the abuser puts his friends and family through. Failures in the past with drug rehab centers further numb the addict to any hope of a future without drugs. It truly can appear hopeless.
    Drug rehabs can be found throughout the state of Alabama; however, be sure to do your research on the type of treatment being offered. All drug rehab centers are not created equal.

    Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

    Troubled manJust in the state of Alabama, there are many different types of drug rehab and treatment facilities. In the United States, there are thousands of drug rehab and treatment centers. Of course the common goal of all addiction treatment programs is to help end addiction for the individual. In Alabama and across the United States, a variety of techniques and methods are being used. Some of the well known treatment methods in Alabama include the twelve step method, relapse prevention, one-on-one counseling, drug rehabilitation, behavioral modification, cognitive therapy, support groups, sober living, therapeutic communities, AA , NA, inpatient, and outpatient drug rehab programs. There are many types of treatment centers available in Alabama, so making a decision can be difficult. Unfortunately, many uninformed people in Alabama go from rehab to rehab looking for the one that is right for them.
    In Alabama, there are many attempts being made to meet the needs of drug addicts, but statistics show success rates to be dismally low. What is needed and wanted is a drug treatment which not only handles physical addiction, but finds the underlying reasons why a person turns to drugs in order to free the person forever. What Alabama addicts, alcoholics and their family, friends and loved ones need is a real and effective drug rehab treatment center. One where they are not on a time schedule or use other drugs to get the addict off the original drugs. The addict needs a reliable proven program where when they are done, their drug addiction is a thing of the past and they are now able to live full productive lives free of the stronghold of drugs or alcohol.

    Should a chronic drug or alcohol abuser attend a treat program close to home?

    Man at wall, deep in thoughtDrug and alcohol addiction typically involves habitual routines in the environmental scope of the individual, i.e. the locations of their drug or alcohol use, the people they associated with in the activities of drug or alcohol use, etc. Drug or alcohol addiction is not just drug and alcohol use, it revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to trigger the addictive behavior. The abusers location & routines of drug and alcohol use further trigger drug and alcohol use. It is the constant and seemingly unstoppable drug or alcohol use and the hopelessness of day to day existence which perpetuates the problem and inhibits the native desire to stop ruining their life through the use of drugs and alcohol.

    The above factor should not be over looked when considering a treatment center location. The first 2 weeks of treatment are always the most difficult & There many factors at work to make this so. In addition to what has been covered above, a more basic factor is this; people are creatures of habit. Even overwhelmingly positive & beneficial changes in life, such as the birth of a child or a new job does not guarantee the individual will have no thoughts of missing past negative activities such as, drug or alcohol use, drug or drinking acquaintances and other associated activities. Factually this is the normal reactive auto response of most human beings; to do what they are familiar with; good or bad. It is not really that they yearn for these things, it is just all that they have known for some time. If the abuser is close to home when overwhelming feelings manifest themselves, there is a good chance he or she will leave and get back to what they know, drug addiction, as it is not very far away . Due to these factors, attending a drug rehab close to home is seldom the correct treatment option for chronic drug or alcohol abusers. It is extremely therapeutic to be distanced from their former association with drug dealers, bars, the cabinet where the alcohol was kept, the cigar box where the cocaine was stored, etc. All these triggers make the task of sobriety seem insurmountable to the chronic drug or alcohol abuser as these triggers continuously stimulate a reminder of their past addictive behaviors.

    For individuals with a severe drug or alcohol addiction problem, choosing a long term inpatient treatment program is another key to a successful outcome.

    By providing a new, safe trigger free environment, distanced from past negative associations and surroundings for an extended period of time, the chance for success increases dramatically.

    Our program provides people with positive circumstances to increase their chances for a successful recovery. The vast majority of students entering our program, around (80%), are from out of state or from other countries.

    Healing Addicted Lives

    Call now to request a copy of Healing Addicted Lives written by Gary W. Smith, Director of Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Center.
    You may call anytime to speak with one of our counselors about our program. We will take the time to answer your questions whether it be for yourself or a loved one.

    It is possible to replace the loss and pain of drug addiction with a productive, enjoyable life.
    Call now (877) 340-3602.

    1 National Institute on Drug Abuse and University of Michigan, Monitoring the Future 2005 Data From In-School Surveys of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-Grade Students, December 2005.

    2 MDMA: (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline, commonly known as ecstasy.

    3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2005, June 2006

    4 United States Drug Enforcement Administration official website: DEA

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