The Watershed does not provide treatment services in Vermont, but has treated many Vermont residents at our Florida and Texas facilities.
Despite its serene and remote location, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine are readily available in the State of Vermont. The majority of these drugs are smuggled into the Burlington area from several Northeastern states such as Boston, Massachusetts; as well as Chicago, Illinois; and several locations throughout the State of Florida. Drugs are also frequently smuggled into the area across the Canadian border despite increased security and patrols since 9/11.
Cocaine is available in the State of Vermont and widely used and abused. Studies show that the younger generation is the most common group of individuals that are abusing cocaine. It is frequently found with middle class college students – in particular, females. This not a single large drug distribution organization in Vermont. In fact, the majority of cocaine is smuggled into the area from New York; Boston, Massachusetts; and New Jersey by individuals who drive into the state. Once in Vermont, the cocaine is converted into crack before it is sold on the streets.
For information concerning cocaine and crack addiction treatment and finding the right Vermont drug rehab for you, 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.
Heroin is available in small quantities within the inner cities of Vermont. It is believed that most of the heroin drug users in the state actually smuggle in and sell the heroin as well. The majority of the heroin is smuggled into the area from New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and smuggled across the border from Canada.
Crystal meth does not appear to have an abundant number of users in Vermont at this time. There have been no large scale seizures of the drug; however, a few laboratories have been discovered. Because of the ban on drugs used to make meth and due to the vigilance by law enforcement, widespread use and abuse of crystal meth in the State of Vermont does not yet exist. That does not mean; however, that there are not individuals in the area that are not dealing with addiction. It is important for the individual wishing to end their addiction to crystal meth seek the proper professional medical care.
The use of synthetic drugs, commonly referred to as club drugs, has remained steady over the past decade. This class of drugs are: MDMA (commonly referred as Ecstasy); Ketamine, Rohypnol, LSD, and GHB. These drugs are popular among the college age students and found at night clubs, raves, and private parties. GHB and MDMA is readily available and is the drug of choice for college age students of all economic levels.
For information concerning synthetic drug addiction treatment and finding the right drug treatment center in Vermont for you, 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 .
Marijuana is available in all areas of Vermont and is the most commonly abused drug. The majority of marijuana is smuggled into the area from New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and across the Canadian border. During the past decade, a more potent strain of marijuana is being smuggled in from Canada by way of illegal border-hopping and tractor-trailer smuggling operations. In addition to marijuana being smuggled into the area, there are an increasing number of locally grown marijuana plots within the State. These marijuana growing operations are often indoors making it more difficult to be detected by law enforcement.
Marijuana addiction does not typically require medical detox but it is still strongly suggested that medical assistance be obtained when an individual wishes to end his/her addiction. While marijuana itself is not particularly thought of as one of the more dangerous drugs, it does create dependency for many users and oftentimes leads to the use of more dangerous drugs.
Prescription drug use in the State of Vermont continues to rapidly increase. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are Oxycontin, Hydrocodone and Xanax, The pharmaceutical drugs are obtained by forged prescriptions, patients getting prescriptions from more than one doctor (referred to as “doctor shopping”), pharmacy break-ins, and from the internet. Another source of pharmaceutical drugs is from pain management clinics located in all the major cities in Vermont which prescribe narcotics to addicts. In recent years, Vermont has also seen an increase in the distribution and abuse of steroids. These steroids are commonly obtained via the internet.
The Vermont Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs provides drug treatment services and alcohol rehab in Vermont with contracted nonprofit agencies. It is extremely important that the needs of the person match the addiction treatment service being offered in order to achieve the best results; therefore, carefully research treatment options in order to choose the correct drug treatment center in Vermont to meet the needs of an addict. Knowing the treatment service is important because this can result in a significant difference in the person’s addiction treatment, the effectiveness of the treatment, as well as time and cost. It is important to discuss all aspects of a treatment program with the staff at the rehab center.