The Watershed does not provide treatment services in Minnesota, but has treated hundreds of Minnesota residents at our Florida and Texas facilities.
Drug trafficking in the State of Minnesota is primarily controlled by the Mexican drug cartels. All types of illicit drugs are available in the state including cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and small amounts of black-tar heroin. Over the years, the establishment of street gangs has resulted in gang related violence, crime, thefts, prostitution and inner city poverty.
To counteract the drug problem, the DEA created Mobile Enforcement Teams to respond to the overwhelming issues associated with drug related violence in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and other Minnesota cities. In addition, DEA Regional Enforcement Teams have been developed to augment the existing DEA recourses by targeting drug organizations operating in the United States where there is a lack of sufficient local drug law enforcement. Currently, there are over 5,000 confirmed gang members entered into the Minnesota Gang Strike Force Intelligence System and 160 organized gangs.
Cocaine is readily available throughout the State of Minnesota. Data from law enforcement indicates that cocaine abuse has remained steady for the past decade. The drug trade is basically controlled by drug cartels with the majority of the cocaine brought into the area from Chicago, Illinois; New York; Florida; and Texas. However, cocaine is also brought into the area via automobiles, campers, US parcel post, and several other means of transportation. Once the cocaine is brought in the area it is converted to crack and distributed by street gangs such as the Gangster Disciples, the Vice Lords, Crips, the Latin Kings, as well as Native American groups and independent Caucasian groups that purchase cocaine from Mexican traffickers.
For information concerning cocaine addiction rehabs in Minnesota, call the professionals at The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs: 1-800-861-1768 (staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week) for help or visit us at http://thewatershed.com.
Mexican heroin is occasionally found to be available in the State of Minnesota; however, government data indicates that the use has been decline in spite of increased purity and decreased price. Even though the statistics show a decline in the use of heroin abuse, hospitals continue to report a significant number of medically related problems associated with heroin. The majority of the heroin that is found in the area comes from Mexico and is distributed by street gangs.
Methamphetamine use and abuse has significantly increased in the State of Minnesota over the past two decades. Meth is available throughout the area and is abused by all ethnic groups. This drug is brought into the area from Mexico and Columbia. Local meth laboratories have declined in the area since the State of Minnesota banned the availability of ephedrine, a major ingredient required to manufacture meth. Even though the local meth labs have declined, they still exist in rural, off-the-beaten-track locations that make them difficult to be detected by law enforcement.
For information concerning methamphetamine addiction rehabs in Minnesota,, call the professionals at The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs: 1-800-861-1768 (staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit http://thewatershed.com.
Club drugs, or synthetic drugs, are known for their hallucinogenic and psychedelic properties and the use and abuse of these drugs has majorly increased in the State of Minnesota. These drugs consist of the following: gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (commonly known as GHB), d-lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD), Ketamine (commonly known as Special K), and MDMA (which is the active ingredient in Ecstasy). These drugs are most often found at night clubs and rave parities. The majority of the colleges and universities in the area have a moderate supply of club drugs. The majority of club drugs are smuggled in from New York, Canada, California and Texas, and the club drug trade is typically controlled by gangs.
Marijuana is readily available throughout the State of Minnesota and is usually used in combination with cocaine and/or methamphetamine. Marijuana ranks as the second most commonly abused drug among teenagers in the area. In addition to marijuana being grown in rural areas of the State as well as produced in indoor “grow houses” making, marijuana is brought into the area from Arizona, California, Florida, Texas, and New York. Higher purity levels of marijuana are also frequently smuggled into the area from Canada.
For information concerning marijuana addiction rehabs in Minnesota,, call the professionals at The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs: 1-800-861-1768 (staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit http://thewatershed.com.
The abuse of prescription drugs is increasing at an exponential rate in the State of Minnesota. The most commonly abused pharmaceutical drug is Oxycontin. Other abused pharmaceutical drugs include Hydrocodone, Methadone, Diazepam, Lortab and Xanax. Recent seizures also indicate that Klonopin is more readily available than in the past from illegal sources and prescriptions are easily obtained from some doctors.
Pharmaceutical drugs are obtained by way of forged prescriptions, patients getting prescriptions from more than one doctor (referred to as “doctor shopping”), pharmacy break-ins, smuggled in from Mexico, and from the internet. Another source of pharmaceutical drugs is from pain management clinics located in all the major cities which prescribe narcotics to addicts.
If you have questions about the drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs please contact the professionals at The Watershed.