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Drug Rehab Washington

Washington is seeing an increase in drug abuse and addiction problems. Due to so many needing a quality drug rehab, more and more drug rehab programs have been created in the state of Washington. Drug rehabilitation must meet the personal needs of the individual as well as address their addiction problems and provide them with recovery solutions that work.

When a person is ready to enter drug rehab, a facility should be located as soon as possible. Often, families and loved ones begin their search for rehab long before the addicted individual is ready for treatment. This helps to ensure there is no lag time between the addict accepting help and being admitted into a drug rehab program. If time is wasted researching drug rehabs only after the addict has accepted help, they make take advantage of the lag time and change their mind about getting drug rehabilitation.

Each and every person who enters into drug rehab is unique and so is their addiction. Quality Washington drug rehabilitation programs will take time to assess the person's specific needs. This is known as a drug addiction assessment. The assessment should be done during their initial consultation with the treatment counselor. Encourage your loved one to provide the Washington treatment counselor with as much information as possible so that the drug rehab program can develop an individualized treatment plan to meet their specific needs.

In Washington there are many different types of treatment methods. Some common drug rehab models include holistic care, residential drug rehab programs, outpatient care, inpatient drug rehab facilities, as well as short term and long term treatment. No matter which type of method chosen, most begin with drug detoxification and withdrawal. During the detox portion of a Washington drug rehab the recovering person goes through a process that rids eases the many symptoms of withdrawal and allows for a more comfortable recovery. Detox and drug withdrawal often causes the recovering person discomfort. However, uncomfortable symptoms can be alleviated with the care of a highly trained Washington drug rehab.

It is important to know that detox, by itself will not accomplish the goals of a comprehensive Washington drug rehab program. After the detox is completed, an individual can focus on the various components of the Washington drug rehab program that will help them to master the tools that are necessary to reach their goal of being drug free. The Washington drug rehab will then begin to apply other components of treatment that may include, counseling, group classes, behavior modification techniques, and drug relapse prevention education. Many Washington drug rehab programs offer some form of aftercare to support the individual after they have graduated from the treatment program, and have returned home.

  • There were 29,264 total drug abuse violation arrests in Washington during 2006.
  • During 2006, the Washington State Patrol made 7,973 misdemeanor and 2,249 felony drug arrests.
  • The Washington State Patrol made 20,810 DUI arrests during 2006, 7% of which were drug-related.
  • Powdered and crack cocaine are readily available in Washington, although the availability of crack is largely limited to low income urban areas.
  • Mexican black tar is the predominant types of heroin found in the state.
  • Marijuana is readily available throughout the state. Three types marijuana are generally encountered: locally grown (either from indoor or outdoor grow operations), Canadian BC Bud from British Columbia and Mexican marijuana. Of these varieties, locally grown sinsemilla and BC Bud are preferred because of their higher THC content.
  • The state of Washington allows patients with terminal illnesses and some chronic diseases to use and possess a 60 day supply of marijuana once they have received documentation from their physician. The law protects the physicians and primary caregivers of the patients against criminal prosecution and/or penalizing actions by the state of Washington.
  • Methamphetamine is a widely abused drug in Washington and one which impacts all levels of the community. Methamphetamine in powder form (methamphetamine HCl) and a more potent form known as "ice" (crystal methamphetamine) are readily available throughout the state. Crystal methamphetamine now dominates the market in Washington as the preferred form of methamphetamine.
  • MDMA (ecstasy) is smuggled into Washington primarily from Canada. Increasing bulk shipment incidents reported at the U.S./Canada border illustrate the continuing popularity of MDMA. Other synthetic drugs such as GHB, LSD and 5-MeO-DIPT (5-methoxy-n, ndiisopropyltryptamine, street name Foxy) have been seen on a smaller scale in the state.
  • Methadone use has increased dramatically in Washington.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 438,000 (8%) of Washington citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 1.4 million (27.89%) Washington citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a "great risk".
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 158,000 (3.05%) Washington citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 120,000 (2.31%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • Over forty percent (43.1%) of Washington 12th graders surveyed in 2006 reported using marijuana at some point in their lives.
  • Approximately 22% of Washington 12th graders surveyed in 2006 reported using marijuana within the past month.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 10% of Washington 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • The Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) provides preventive, rehabilitative, residential and transitional programs for juvenile offenders. The goals of these programs are to hold the juveniles accountable for their crimes, protect the public and reduce recidivism.
  • Sharing a border with Canada, Washington is a transshipment point for drugs and monies entering Canada, as well as Canadian marijuana (BC Bud), MDMA (ecstasy) and other drugs entering the United States.
  • Wholesale quantities of powder cocaine are primarily controlled by Mexican drug organizations. These organizations, with connections to large scale traffickers in California and Mexico, are the main groups responsible for cocaine destined for Washington.
  • Mexican drug trafficking organizations are primarily responsible for the importation and distribution of methamphetamine, most of which is now produced in Mexico. Small, toxic labs within the state have decreased over the years but are still encountered.
  • Large metropolitan areas in Washington serve as major transshipment points for BC Bud distributed throughout the United States.
  • During 2006, Federal agencies reported seizing 289.8 kilograms and 2,464,251 dosage units of MDMA (ecstasy) in Washington.

Those of you living with a loved one suffering with drug addiction, or if it is you who needs the help please call a drug rehab program. You will speak to a Washington drug rehab specialist who can help you to find the best possible drug rehab that is available. Call today and begin to receive drug treatment that works.

Washington Drug Information and Drug Trafficking

Washington drug information shows that because the state shares a border with Canada, it is a transshipment point for drugs and monies entering Canada, as well as a Canadian pseudoephedrine, Canadian marijuana (BC Bud), and other drugs entering the United States. Washington has severe clandestine methamphetamine laboratory problems. Mexican National poly-drug organizations dominate the drug trade and many have added MDMA as a drug they can now supply. The greater Yakima Valley is home to large scale poly-drug trafficking organizations responsible for the distribution of drugs throughout the United States.

Drug information from Washington state shows that cocaine and crack cocaine are readily available. Crack cocaine is largely limited to inner city areas. Cocaine is consumed in the state, and smuggled into Canada for redistribution, where it commands a higher price than in the United States. According to a recent report issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, up to 24 tons of cocaine enter Canada each year.

In Washington, Mexican black tar and brown heroin are the primary types of heroin found throughout the state. Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations remain the primary source of black tar heroin in Washington. Heroin is smuggled from Mexico to Washington by a variety of methods, including vehicles equipped with concealed compartments.

Methamphetamine is one of the most widely abused controlled substances in Washington. Two "varieties" are generally encountered; Mexican methamphetamine, which is either manufactured locally or obtained from sources in Mexico, California, or other Southwest Border States; and methamphetamine which is produced locally by area violators. Of the two types, Mexican methamphetamine continues to flood the market. Methamphetamine is available in multi-kilogram amounts throughout the state. Canadian pseudoephedrine utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine is frequently seized at clandestine laboratory sites. Washington State continues to see an influx of crystal "ice" methamphetamine.

Drug trafficking sources share that MDMA (Ecstasy) is smuggled into the state from elsewhere in the country, Canada, and Europe. Club drugs are growing in popularity across the state and have been targeted in several successful investigations by the DEA. Smuggling methods have included MDMA shipped in express mail packages, concealed in lumber, hidden compartments in vehicles, and transported in luggage on international or domestic flights. Mexican National poly-drug traffickers have become more involved in MDMA trade in Washington.

Marijuana is readily available in multi-pound quantities throughout the state. BC Bud (marijuana from British Columbia) and Canada is sold or traded in the United States for cocaine to be sold in Canada. Three types are normally encountered: locally grown (either from indoor or outdoor grow operations), Canadian BC Bud from British Columbia, and Mexican marijuana. Of these varieties, locally grown sinsemilla and BC Bud are preferred because they have a far superior THC content than Mexican grown marijuana. Canadian BC Bud is the most prevalent variety in many areas given the proximity to the border and the extent of cross border smuggling. BC Bud marijuana is sold or traded in the United States for cocaine to be sold in Canada.

The arid and warm mountainous areas of Eastern Washington are being utilized by Mexican National organizations to grow multi-thousand plants of marijuana. These large scale marijuana gardens have been found on National Forest land and Native American Tribal lands.

Other drugs of abuse in Washington include prescription drugs. The primary method of pharmaceutical drug diversion continues to be forgery and telephone prescriptions by non-registrants. Illegal dispensing and prescribing by practitioners still exists in the state. OxyContin is often the target of criminals involved in burglary and armed robbery. Sting operations in Washington State have found high school students selling OxyContin, cocaine, and marijuana. These drugs were often purchased over the internet.

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  • Washington Facts
  • In Washington, 87% of the substance abuse problems being treated pertained to alcohol abuse only National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
  • The predominant type of heroin that is found in the state of Washington is reported to be Mexican black tar.
  • 5.7% of the 10th grade students have reported using inhalants within the past month in the state of Washington.
  • Washington drug statistics estimate that there are 135,162 people abusing prescription drugs, 12,893 people that use inhalants, and 22,954 people who use hallucinogens.
  • Washington, Statistics
  • The population of Washington is 5,893,617 with 2,934,053 Males and 2,959,564 Females.

    The population of Washington, breaks down into the following age groups:

    Under Age 5: 394,277
    Age 5-9: 425,872
    Age 10-14: 434,787
    Age 15-19: 427,927
    Age 20-24: 390,167
    Age 25-34: 841,079
    Age 35-44: 974,993
    Age 45-54: 845,903
    Age 55-59: 285,474
    Age 60-64: 211,050
    Age 65-74: 337,131
    Age 75-84: 240,880
    Over 85: 84,077

    The Median age in Washington, is 37.8

    Washington Summary
    Washington Area - 48603.89 Sq. Miles
    Land - 48317.07 Sq. Miles
    Water - 286.83 Sq. Miles

    The population Density in Washington is 121.98 People per Sq. Mile
    Elevation of Washington - 722 Feet
    Timezone - Pacific (GMT -8)

    Washington School Enrollment Breakdown
    Age 3 and Over enrolled in Washington schools - 1,584,640
    Washington children enrolled in Nursery or Preschool - 98,834
    Children in Washington enrolled in Kindergarten - 82,635
    Washington children enrolled in Elementary School - 697,156
    Washington Highschool Enrollment - 347,622
    Washington College Enrollment - 358,393

    Washington Economy and Employment
    Employment Breakdown:
    16 years and over - 4,553,321
    Total Males in Work Force in Washington - 1,643,290
    Total Females in Work Force in Washington - 1,384,274

    Occupation Breakdown in Washington:
    Management and Professional Occupation related jobs in Washington - 993,144
    Service related jobs in Washington - 416,056
    Sales and Office Related jobs in Washington - 723,222
    Forestry, Farming and Fishing related jobs in Washington - 43,481
    Construction and Maintenance related jobs in Washington - 263,723
    Production and Transportation related jobs in Washington - 353,937

    Washington Houselhold Income Breakdown:
    Household Income-
    Less than $10,000 - 171,854
    $10,000.00 - $14,999 - 124,841
    $15,000 - $24,999 - 265,106
    $25,000 - $34,999 - 284,592
    $35,000 - $49,999 - 389,389
    $50,000 - $74,999 - 486,364
    $75,000 - $99,999 - 264,506
    $100,000 - $149,999 - 188,511
    $150,000 - $199,999 - 47,615
    $200,000 or more - 49,335
    Average Household Income in Washington - $41,436.79
    Average Household Size in Washington - 2.56

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