The Watershed does not provide treatment services in Washington, but has treated hundreds of Washington residents at our Florida and Texas facilities.
The State of Washington is a major site of drug smuggling because of its major highways, extensive coastline, and bordering neighbor, Canada. All types of illegal drugs are available in Washington due to an infestation of street and motorcycle gangs that are also drug traffickers. The primary trafficking area is around the Seattle area where drug trafficking has also caused an increase in violence, gang wars, prostitution, poverty, and crime.
It is strongly recommended that individuals seeking to end their addiction to drugs undergo a medically supervised detox treatment conducted by specialized medical and psychiatric professionals before the treatment for the actual addiction starts.
It is important to find the best Washington addiction treatment program that fits your needs. If you have questions or trouble making a decision about the best Washington drug rehab program for you, please contact The Watershed. Our staff is experienced in matching your needs with the best drug rehab program for you.
The dependency on alcohol, or alcoholism, is physically addicting and causes devastating effects on an individual’s family, employment, health, finances, and emotional well being. Since this is a physical addiction, those seeking help to end their dependency on alcohol are urged to enter an alcohol detox center.
There are many alcohol rehabs in Washington for those seeking help with alcohol problems. Washington offers different rehab services. There are federally funded alcohol rehab programs available for the financially challenged, as well as Washington addiction treatment programs available for individuals with private insurance or can pay for a private rehabilitation program.
If you are having trouble making a decision about the best alcohol rehabilitation program for you, please contact The Watershed. Help is only a phone call away. Call NOW: 1-800-861-1768 or visit http://thewatershed.com.
Crack cocaine and cocaine are both available in Washington State. Recent drug seizures indicate the in the past two decades the rate of cocaine abuse has remained steady. Crack cocaine is found to be commonly abused by individuals in the lower socio-economic inner city. Cocaine is transported to Washington from California, Texas and Arizona as well as from Canada.
Mexican black tar heroin is widely available in Washington WA Drug Rehab and is thought to be smuggled in via automobile and by campers visiting the state. Due to its availability, low cost, and potency, the rate of heroin abuse remains steady.
The most commonly abused drugs throughout the State of Washington are methamphetamines. This drug is smuggled in by the Mexican drug cartels from California, Texas, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to methamphetamines being smuggled into the state, there are small, unsophisticated laboratories operating across the area, producing low quality methamphetamine.
In addition to the production of methamphetamines, these small laboratories create toxic waste and are a fire hazard. Washington has banned the availability of ephedrine in an attempt to stop the operation of these small laboratories.
For information concerning methamphetamine addiction treatment and finding the right drug treatment facility in Washington 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.
All types of club drugs (MDMA, GHB, PCP, LSD, and Ketamine) have increased in usage in the State of Washington. Club drugs are seen at night clubs and rave parties and there is a moderate presence of these drugs at the majority of colleges and universities. The club drug trade is controlled by Asian gangs and smuggled in from New York, California, Texas, and Canada.
Pharmaceutical drug abuse continues to increase in Washington. The most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs are Oxycontin, hydrocodone, methadone, diazepam, Lortab and Xanax. Oxycotin is currently the most abused prescription drug. These 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.
Some of the pharmaceutical drugs are smuggled into the state from Mexico and the cities along the Southwest U.S. border. Another source of pharmaceutical drugs is from pain management clinics located in all the major cities which prescribe narcotics to addicts. Washington has also reported an increase in distribution and abuse of steroids, which are usually obtained from the internet.
In an effort to counteract the drug problems being experienced in the State of Washington, DEA Mobile Enforcement Teams have been established to deal with issues surrounding drug-related violent crimes in cities across the county. DEA Regional Enforcement Teams have also been established to assist the existing DEA resources targeting drug organizations operating in areas of the Untied States where insufficient local drug enforcement exists. In Seattle, the Metro Police (MET) assists in dealing with drug related crimes.