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Erie, Pennsylvania has a population of 103,717 with an average household size of 2.39 and is located in Erie County on the shores of Lake Erie.
Formerly known for its heavy industry, Erie’s economy now evolves around plastics and locomotive building, and more and more on tourism with more than four million visitors visiting Presque Isle State Park for water recreation and its new casino.
Erie has an abundance of outdoor activities throughout the year. On the culture front, Erie offers several professional and semi-professional performing arts groups. There are dozens of museums and art galleries along with venues for music.
According to CityRating.com, Erie tends to rate higher than the National Average in crime rates including forcible rape robbery and arson. Erie continues to also have an ongoing drug problem.
In the city of Erie, there is an increased need for effective drug and alcohol rehab and addiction treatment centers as drug and alcohol use continues to escalate. Drug use erodes the quality of life not only for the user, but for their families and communities. Marriages and families are torn apart by mistrust, betrayal, fear and anger. Careers are ruined; companies lose millions of dollars in lost production time; cities and suburbs become degraded by the increased crime and violence that goes with drug trafficking and drug addiction. To do nothing for the addict, should not be an option. Something can be done; help is available.
Erie, Pennsylvania Drug Information
Erie, Pennsylvania drug rehabs The DEA (The US Drug Enforcement Administration)2 reports that cocaine HCl remained one of the drugs of choice, as its overall popularity has not diminished greatly over the last few years. The use of cocaine HCl, which is cooked into crack cocaine in most cases, remained a significant concern in suburban and rural communities outside of Philadelphia. Reports indicated that cocaine HCl continued to be snorted and used in combination with heroin and/or alcohol. Reports also indicated that admissions for cocaine treatment have been overtaken by admissions for heroin treatment in several areas of central Pennsylvania.
Marijuana remained abundantly available in both wholesale and retail quantities in Pennsylvania. In western Pennsylvania, marijuana abundance was attributed to the continued use of commercial shipping companies to transport it as well as the existence of growing operations in the area. The investigation of an Asian trafficking organization revealed that high-grade “BC Bud” marijuana was also available in the Philadelphia area.
South American heroin remained widely available in Pennsylvania, as distributors continued to target new customers in smaller towns and rural areas. Although the greater Philadelphia area is generally considered a consumer heroin market, North Philadelphia’s street corner distribution sites also attracted distributors from locales throughout Pennsylvania. Heroin is also distributed to a lesser extent in West and South Philadelphia. There are also several Dominican sources of supply concentrated in Northeast Philadelphia. The relocation of trafficking organizations resulted in the increased availability of heroin in locations once thought to be exempt from the problems associated with heroin distribution and use.
Methamphetamine is available in varying quantities in Pennsylvania with consumption concentrated in the Philadelphia area. The majority of the methamphetamine used in Pennsylvania is supplied by local traffickers who manufacture or produce it themselves and by major trafficking organizations operating in California and Mexico. The rural parts of Pennsylvania remained the most popular sites for clandestine laboratories due to the reduced risk of detection caused by the pungent odor of a laboratory as well as the likelihood of a lesser law enforcement presence. However, investigations continued to reveal that small-scale laboratories exist anywhere from residences to motel rooms in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania. These laboratories account for the vast majority of methamphetamine laboratories seized in Pennsylvania and the majority of methamphetamine available in western Pennsylvania. However, the production output of these laboratories represent only a small percentage of the methamphetamine consumed in all of Pennsylvania.
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.
Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin®, oxycodone products such as OxyContin®, fentanyl (such as Actiq®), and pseudoephedrine continues to be a problem in Pennsylvania. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, and the Internet. Benzodiazepines such as diazepam and alprazolam (both the generic formulation and brand name Xanax®) were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania.
Contact us today for more information about Erie, Pennsylvania drug abuse rehab by calling 1-800-473-0930.
The number of workable drug abuse solutions in Erie, Pennsylvania are unfortunately very limited, as most programs aren’t long-term residential and aren’t results-based. This is why so many people in Erie looking for a successful drug rehab program are turning to the Riverbend Retreat for answers.
In the State of Pennsylvania, and specifically in the city of Erie, 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.
What should the goal be of a drug rehab center? Clean and sober for 30 days? While that might be a good short term goal, many treatment centers and 12 step programs still leave the drug addict fighting a continuing battle with addiction. Once an addict always an addict; or it’s a mental disorder they can do nothing about. When choosing a drug rehab center for yourself or a loved one from Erie, Pennsylvania, it is important to become educated on the different types of drug rehab and what the end results are.