Based on reports that have come out in recent years, the fact that crystal meth is reemerging in the United States might not surprise you, especially since we are currently suffering from another drugs crisis at this time. However, this nasty stimulant is leaking slowly into communities across Florida and, even more disturbing, has continued to leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Almost a decade ago, meth labs were a common part of illegal Floridian markets, but, after a period of lessening out, dealers have started to reemerge out of the shadows in the Sunshine State. Let’s take a closer look at the truth behind Florida’s meth problems.
The Emergence of Super Labs
Rather than relying on simpler bases of operation, drug dealers are relying on shipments from super labs, gigantic and highly dangerous facilities built in Mexico. Now, with the help of foreign cooks and smurfs, dealers can obtain cheap and highly effective forms of this drug from cartels. Consider the fact that, as you are reading this text, people are shipping boxes of meth across state lines. Now, you might see why Floridians are so scared.
The Impact on the Sunshine State
Shockingly, Florida law enforcement officials have confirmed that meth busts have tripled over the past couple of years. In 2017, members of the Miami-Dade Police confirmed 267 seizures of crystal meth, and, since 2016, the meth-related fatality toll has boosted by 165%. Here is a closer look at what this could mean for the future of one of our country’s major tourist hot spots:
- Faster-onset addiction;
- More frequent cases of psychosis (a side effect of meth use);
- A boost in overdose-related fatalities;
- An increase in the LGBTQ communities and clubs; and
- An increase in nightlife altogether.
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.