New York has a growing problem with drug use and abuse.
New York City has long been home to numerous drug trafficking organizations. The city’s large, diverse, multi-class population creates a demand that these organizations are more than willing to serve. New York City also acts as the source for organizations that smuggle drugs to other East Coast destinations and to Canada and Europe.
Cocaine: During 2007, the New York area experienced a fluctuation in Cocaine prices and at times, limited Cocaine availability. Colombian and Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the primary transporters and distributors of wholesale amounts of Cocaine in New York. These traffickers smuggle Cocaine to New York in multi-kilogram shipments via tractor-trailers, containerized cargo, and mail services and then distribute the Cocaine in smaller amounts through many networks in the metropolitan area. Cocaine is also a significant problem in Albany and western New York State. Most Cocaine distributors in the Albany area have connections to sources in New York City, but some Albany distributors have direct links with organizations in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Heroin: Heroin is readily available from Colombian and Dominican organizations operating in the New York metropolitan area. Most of the Heroin available is of South American origin and Colombia-based traffickers bring some of the purest Heroin in the world to the streets of New York, utilizing the same distribution methods and money-laundering techniques they perfected in capturing the Cocaine market.
Marijuana: Most of the Marijuana entering the New York City area, and some upstate regions, is of Mexican origin, smuggled primarily by auto/truck transport from the Southwestern United States. Traffickers also use containerized cargo and mail/parcel delivery services, such as Federal Express and United Parcel Service to smuggle Marijuana into New York. Large shipments of Marijuana also arrive in New York from Jamaica, and are then distributed by Jamaican trafficking organizations. High-quality hydroponic Marijuana is smuggled into the U.S. from Canada, often via the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation situated along the U.S./Canadian border. Indoor Marijuana grows are becoming more prevalent in the New York City area. Some of these indoor grows are highly sophisticated and are designed to yield substantial quantities of high potency Marijuana.
Prescription Drugs: Current investigations indicate that hydrocodone products and OxyContin are the most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs in the New York area. The most common methods of diversion in New York are: “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for controlled pharmaceuticals), forged prescriptions, and theft. Methadone, benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam and Diazepam), and fentanyl were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in New York. This is ample reason for New York drug rehab and New York drug detox attention state wide immediately.
The drug problem in the United States has become a real epidemic. 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. Addiction is difficult to treat and we believe that inpatient drug detox is the most effective way of dealing with prescription drug withdrawal.