El Paso is among one of the larger cities in the state of Texas and along with this comes prevalent drug problems. Authorities work closely with other organizations such as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) to ensure the fight against drug problems are effective. The current statistics show an increased use of heroin among young adults, making it about 45% of the number one choice drug for those in their twenties. Marijuana is reported to be easily available, thus causing drug enforcement exercises, even harder to stay effective. Other popular addictions would include prescription drug abuse, which according to the survey on El Paso Drug Problems, records about 504 new cases every month. 9.4% of El Paso Texas high school students now used cocaine compared to lower numbers recorded in previous years.
More alarming statistics also show that students aged 12-16 are experimenting with drugs. The El Paso Drug rehab centers are working tirelessly to help reeducate high-school kids on the dangers of even trying drugs for fun. If you or someone you know is looking for help to overcome an addiction, visiting our website will help you make decisions to reach your goal.
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