is consuming Texans.

The number of meth lab seizure incidents in the state of Texas increased 67%, from 93 incidents in 2007 to 155 incidents in 2009.

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Texas is geographically located next to Mexico, which is why the Mexican drug cartel plays a major role in the sales and distribution of illegal drugs in Texas.  Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy and some pharmaceutical drugs are transported from Mexico to Texas.  The Dallas/Fort Worth area is a major distribution center for the illegal drug trade.  Colombian, Dominican and Mexican crime organizations ship drugs through Houston.  The Southwest border of Texas is a hotbed for drug smuggling from Mexico to the U.S., and Western Texas is commonly known as a corridor for the drug trade to other major metropolitan areas in the U.S.  Its here in Texas that much of the U.S. drug trade begins, lives are ruined, families are torn apart and communities are in danger.

The majority of people who seek treatment from Texas enter a rehab facility because of an addiction to cocaine.  Colombian cocaine is shipped into Texas and the city of Houston is the major distribution area for the product. Cocaine is available throughout the state of Texas and the potency tends to be extremely high. Crack cocaine can be found in major metropolitan areas in Texas, like Dallas.  Crack is produced from cocaine locally in Dallas and Houston and is then distributed to neighboring states.  In these metropolitan areas, crack cocaine distribution is controlled by the drug cartels out of Mexico.

Heroin, methamphetamine and prescription pills are also commonly abused in the state of Texas.   A growing concern is the increase of prescription drug addictions in teens and adults. Recent trends in “pill parties” and doctor shopping in Texas contributed to this increase in prescription drug addiction throughout the state.  In fact, pharmaceutical drug abuse is surpassing the use of marijuana in many states, including Texas. The state of Texas is included in the top 10 states suffering from the prescription drug addiction epidemic in America.  The most commonly abused prescription drugs in Texas include benzodiazepines and opiates.  The chemical properties of prescription drugs are very highly addictive both physically and psychologically. 

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