Needless to say, whenever someone mentions “Hawaiian Ice,” you automatically think about cups of shaved ice dripping with sugary, flavored goodness which you consume on hot summer days. However, in the case of many residents of the Aloha State, this term has taken a whole different meaning, and not in a good way. Further across the Pacific, Australians have a different reference for ice: a nickname for the drug “crystal meth.” As you expected, this nasty stimulant is starting to flourish on the Islands. Let’s take a closer look at this dangerous and different type of Hawaiian Ice.
Destruction of Communities
Despite the pleasantries of these gorgeous islands, Hawaii is still under attack from the underbelly of criminal activity: drug dealing. According to Gary Yabuta, the executive director of the Hawaii High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, crystal meth is still a huge issue in Hawaii and, even more disturbing, new batches are becoming purer and purer with each passing glance.
So where is Hawaii getting all this meth?
Yabuta points out that, surprisingly yet somehow unsurprisingly, the majority of this dangerous stimulant is being imported from Mexico.
Targeting the Source of the Problem
Combatting a problem as severe as drug addiction can seem like a moot point, given the craftiness of dealers and the degenerative nature of this disease. However, Yabuta reassures the public that the only way he and other officials can crack down on this problem is by destroying the source. Ultimately, groups like Hina Manuka are working hard to help Hawaiians who are struggling with addiction to crystal meth. In the meantime, though, he is hoping that future legislation will start to crack down on these illegal imports more viciously than before.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
People from all around the world suffer from drug abuse and addiction every day, but, in a way, you can also find reprieve in the fact that hundreds of them are also finding ways to heal. Although the battle against illegal drugs continues to wage on in the United States, Australia, and other countries, you can join the thousands who rally together to find peace and to heal. With the right amount of determination and a little bit of love for yourself, anything is possible.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.