Methamphetamine, Crystal Meth is a principal drug threat to Arkansas because of the drug's ready availability and the violence and environmental harm that often result from production and abuse.
Crystal Meth produced in the state, generally by Caucasian local independent producers. Criminal groups, Caucasian local independent dealers, street gangs, and OMGs distribute Methamphetamine at the retail level throughout Arkansas.
Cocaine: Crack Cocaine, as well as powder Cocaine, has continued to be significant and long-term problems in the state, especially in the inner cities. Although Cocaine use has been surpassed by Methamphetamine use, it is the foremost concern of law enforcement authorities considering its impact on communities in terms of violent crime, including homicides, principally by street gangs.
Heroin: Drug law enforcement agencies in Arkansas do not identify Heroin use as a significant problem. Heroin trafficking patterns in central Arkansas are difficult to discern, as there have been so few investigations of this type. What little tar Heroin is encountered in central Arkansas appears to be imported into the state by the Mexican trafficking organizations already in existence.
Methamphetamine: In less than ten years, Methamphetamine has grown from a problem limited to the Southwest and Pacific regions of the United States to Arkansas’ primary drug of concern. The state is encountering locally produced Methamphetamine as well as the importation of Methamphetamine produced in Mexico. Not only does the state’s rural landscape provide an ideal setting for illicit manufacturing, but the wide availability of precursor chemicals also contributes to the ease of manufacturing Methamphetamine.
Marijuana: Marijuana is in high demand and readily available throughout Arkansas. Marijuana grown in Mexico and domestically produced Marijuana are both popular in the state. The rural nature of the land, the warm climate, and long growing season afford cultivators the opportunity to produce domestic Marijuana. The traditional growing areas for domestically produced Marijuana are in the eastern and northwestern regions of Arkansas.
Prescription Drugs: Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin and Oxycodone products such as OxyContin, as well as morphine and pseudoephedrine, continues to be a problem in Arkansas. 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, employee theft, pharmacy theft, and the Internet. Demerol and Dilaudid were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Arkansas. This is ample reason for Arkansas drug rehab, and Arkansas drug detox attention state wide immediately.
Drug addiction and Alcoholism is a real epidemic in the United States. Instead of treating drug addicts like criminals we believe people suffering from pain pill addiction, alcoholism and other drug addictions should have a comfortable drug detox to ensure long lasting sobriety and clean time. Drug addiction is hard treat and we believe that inpatient drug detox is the most effective way of dealing with drug withdrawal.