Cocaine and Meth Information
Cocaine is always available throughout Oklahoma. This cocaine is transported from Texas and Mexico by way of commercial airlines, interstate trucks and private motor vehicles. Mexican poly-drug traffickers dealing in marijuana and methamphetamine bring some of the cocaine into the state. Some of the cocaine HCl is converted into crack cocaine for sale at the retail level. The majority of the cocaine purchased in the Oklahoma City area is transported in by local suppliers who travel to south Texas and Mexico return to distribute the product. This information comes from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
In 2008 the DEA confiscated 51.6 kgs. of cocaine in Oklahoma. To address this problem there are currently Twenty-two drug courts operating in the state of Oklahoma with eleven more in the planning stages. Almost every community of size has an operational drug court helping to match drug rehab with the crimes that are connected to use and addiction.
Many will tell you that cocaine is not addictive. Anyone that is spreading this type of misinformation doesn't have your best interest in mind. There are both physical and emotional addictive qualities to cocaine and crack. Crack is cocaine HCl or hydrochloride that is easily converted into crack, which are crystallized rocks that can be smoked.
In our history of working with the citizens of Oklahoma, we have witnessed more horror stories connected to meth and crack than any other drugs. Fathers with wide ranging responsibilities to the wife and families will smoke crack and totally deplete the family savings and leave them without shelter or food to satisfy the tremendous drive that accompanies the use of crack. Unlike other addicting drugs, you don't have to use it for a week or more before you become addicted.
Here is a true story about one of our clients whose life was destroyed and nearly lost because he "tried" crack one time:
I met Brian at a state funded treatment center and I was drawn to his intelligence and charisma, which stood out from the others that were still in early recovery. As I got to know Brian, he told me his life story.
In the 1970s, he was the youngest person in the US to achieve Eagle Scot status. He showed me a picture of President Nixon giving him an award for his accomplishments. Needless to say, being an Eagle Scot meant that he didn't go to after-the-game keg parties or other types of alcohol or drug use. Brain told me that he hadn't even tasted a beer until he was 22.
Brian went to college on a scholarship and finished as an architect. He was employed by a larger firm and progressed in his career to become a real estate developer. He specialized at the development of shopping centers and had become very wealthy. Still unmarried and dedicating his full time to his career, Brain used his profits to build his dream mansion.
This house had over 6,000 square feel with a pool and bowling alley. On the night of his grand opening of his home, this lawyers brought some crack to his house and enticed Brian to try a few hits. That was the end of the successes in Brian's life.
After those first hits, all he constantly wanted was more crack, to the point that his house was repossessed and when the sheriff came to serve the papers to reclaim the house to the bank, Brain still had furniture and other fixtures that the sheriff told him he could rightfully take. Brain said that all he wanted was his ash tray and his crack pipe.
From there Brian became homeless and made six attempts at going to drug treatment to handle his crack addiction. Each time was met with failure. In fact, he also showed me evidence that he had been on the Oprah show telling his story from millionaire to living in a dumpster.
When on the Oprah Show, he was given a scholarship to the Betty Ford alcohol and drug inpatient treatment center. He said that he really enjoyed being there and some of the people he met were definitely impressive, but he couldn't wait to get back on the streets so he could get back to his crack pipe.
It wasn't long before Brian was going to graduate from this state funded program as well. He had gotten an inheritance while he was there and in his own style of logic, he decided that he would lose it all if he had the cash when he left so he bought a new Volvo all terrain wagon for about $38K.
While admiring his car, I gave Brian my card and told him to stay in touch. From my experience, I really didn't think that he would make it after attending a lax 30-day program, but I was truly wishing the best for Brian. That was a Friday evening.
On Sunday morning, I got a call from Brian that he was in, what we call, crack town and he wanted to know if I could get him into a biophysical programs since he had been doing drugs since Friday evening. He went on to tell me that "his" crack dealer had his Volvo, but he would be willing to sell it back to the dealer if I would come and help him.
It was a full day getting the car back, convincing the crack dealer that he owed him $1,000 and not the value of a new car, but the good news is that Brian got into a biophysical program and has been clean ever since.
The moral of this story is to show that crack destroys lives, no matter how capable a being may be, and addiction is treatable and successful when you match the right treatment for the presenting problem.
Let us help you choose the right drug rehab.
Oklahoma and methamphetamine or crystal meth or just meth for short are inseparable, since Oklahoma has been a one of the leading states in the arrest of meth labs thought rural Oklahoma.
Meth is an addictive stimulant drug that is chemically related to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are even more intense.
Crystal Meth referrals to the crystalline, smokeable form of methamphetamine and this form of the drug always a drug of abuse and not used for any legitimate uses of methamphetamine.
Street meth is referred to by many terms, including: "speed," "meth," and "crank." Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as "ice" or "crystal."
Methamphetamine is taken orally but usually snorted in the powder form, by intravenous injection, and by smoking. The effects of meth on the Central Nervous System (CNS) are a sensation of euphoria followed by a rushing of the heart beat, immediate sweating or heat flashes, irritability, aggressiveness, insomnia, confusion, tremors, convulsions, anxiety, and paranoia. . There is always a danger of convulsions that can lead to death.
Methamphetamine causes increased heart rate and blood pressure and can cause irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain, producing strokes. Other effects of methamphetamine include respiratory problems, irregular heartbeat, and extreme anorexia. Its use can result in cardiovascular collapse and death.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 12 million Americans age 12 and older had tried methamphetamine at least once in their lifetimes, with the majority of past-year users between 18 and 34 years of age. Total current meth users is estimated to be around 600,000 people. Significant decreases in past year use were seen among 12- to 17-year-olds.
Meth users will repeat a pattern of taking the drug until they have physically exhausted and they can no longer stay awake or conscious. Unfortunately, when they try to go to sleep, it usually isn't successful, but when it is they will sleep for days, literally. The dangers in this are obvious since many of these users have children who cannot awake their parents or they fall asleep with a lit cigarette and set fire to their homes, and heaven knows what other risk are looming around their children.
Meth addiction can go on for many years and there are many in all levels of Oklahoma society that are addicted to meth. Men to keep pace with their ideas of what it takes to make a living, like truck drivers that push the limits, but a large proportion are women that are afraid that when they stop taking their meth, they will gain weight.
If you are a love one is addicted to meth, you need to call us and talk about the importance of doing a biophysical program that will totally eliminate the meth from your nervous system and get you to feeling like you did when you were young and drug-free. This is the only permanent solution!
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