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Drug Rehab North Carolina

Choosing a drug rehab program in the state of North Caroling for a drug addiction can often be a complicated process. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has reported that the most successful substance abuse treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction is an inpatient residential drug rehab program that requires a stay of at least three months. There are other types of treatment options for drug addiction in the state of North Carolina, such as short term and outpatient drug rehab. Not many individuals that are coming out of the chaos of drug addiction can benefit from an outpatient drug rehabilitation program in which they are to return home every night to the environment where they may have used drugs or alcohol. In choosing a North Carolina drug rehab facility, the most important question that should be asked is about the long term success rate concerning former clients that have been treated for a drug addiction. Once you have located a North Carolina drug rehab with a proven track record for treating drug addiction, you can work in unison with a counselor there to put into place a treatment plan for your own unique situation. The cost of the North Carolina drug rehab center may have to be considered, but this should never be the determining factor in choosing a treatment facility for your drug addiction. An individual that is actively engaged in a drug addiction will rarely take the time to add up what they are spending, yet they will sometimes scrutinize the cost of a drug rehab center.

The cost of maintaining a drug addiction should not only be measured monetarily, but by the negative effects that arise as direct result of the substance abuse problem. Aside from the damage a drug addiction causes to personal relationships, a person who is struggling with a substance abuse problem often suffers from a substantial amount of damage to their self esteem. When an individual is actively engaged in a drug addiction, they will experience feelings of hopelessness, shame and guilt, because deep down they know what they are doing is wrong. Because the individual cannot stop using without the help of a drug rehab program, they will continue in their drug addiction; the disparity between their personal values and their current actions causes the addict to feel worse about themselves. The hallmark of any drug addiction is that an individual puts the craving for drugs above everything else in their lives and nothing else is held as sacredly. They will actively pursue their drug of choice to stave off the discomfort of withdrawal, until they receive the professional drug rehabilitation that they need in order to be free of drug addiction.

Most North Carolina drug rehab facilities are similar in nature. The first component of any quality drug rehab program is generally the detoxification process. The purpose of the drug detox is to safely manage and minimize drug withdrawal symptoms. An individual cannot mentally be available to participate in the treatment portion of a drug rehab program, until they are no longer experiencing physical discomfort. Most North Carolina drug rehab centers will use various forms of counseling to help the individual to get to the root of the substance abuse problem, and to delve into the reasons that they chose to use drugs in the first place. The goal of all drug rehabilitation programs is for the individual to choose sobriety over substance abuse as a result of the successful completion of a drug rehab facility.


  • Approximately 36% of the students that were surveyed in the state of North Carolina in 2007 reported that they have used marijuana on at least one occasion.
  • Almost 8% of the male high school students that were surveyed in 2007 in North Carolina have reported using cocaine at least once in their lifetimes.
  • In the state of North Carolina, over 14% of female high school students that were surveyed in 2007 reported using inhalants on at least one occasion in their lifetime.
  • Over 7% of the male high school students in the state of North Carolina have reported using Ecstasy at least once in their lifetime.
  • In the state of North Carolina, 10% of male high school students have reported using marijuana at least once before the age of 13.
  • In the state of North Carolina, 2.5% of high school students have admitted to injecting an illegal drug on at least one occasion in their lifetime.
  • The abuse of prescription narcotics is a drug threat in the state of North Carolina; their widespread appeal is because of the relative ease of acquisition.
  • Ecstasy, GHB, LSD, and other club drugs are increasing in popularity in the state of North Carolina. These club drugs are especially popular with high school aged people and college students who frequent rock concerts, dance clubs and bars.
  • Cocaine presents an enormous drug threat in the state of North Carolina. Crack cocaine is widely distributed in the inner city communities of North Carolina.
  • Marijuana is a major drug of abuse in the state of North Carolina. 9.9% of citizens that are over the age of 12 have reported using the drug at least once in the last year.
  • In North Carolina, heroin is not widely available, but demand for the drug is growing, especially in the major central and eastern metropolitan centers.

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North Carolina Drug Information and Drug Trafficking

The state of North Carolina has experienced a significant increase in drug trafficking activity, the majority of it due to the influx of Mexican nationals into the state. Since 1980, Raleigh's Hispanic population of immigrants has grown 1,189 percent, for an estimated 72,580 immigrants. Also, since 1980, Charlotte's Hispanic population of immigrants has grown 962 percent, for an estimated 77,092 immigrants. Greensboro's Hispanic immigrants grew 962 percent as well, for an estimated 62,210 immigrants. These figures are only estimates due to the difficulty in identifying the number of immigrants located throughout the state with illegal residency.

While the immigrants themselves may not be involved in trafficking, their presence allows traffickers from Mexico to hide within ethnic Mexican communities. They most commonly transport and distribute cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine. In addition, the rapid population growth in areas such as Raleigh has resulted in additional crime, including an increase in drug trafficking activity.

Drug information sources in North Carolina revel that it is a destination state for cocaine, as well as a staging and transshipment point to the more northern states along the Eastern Seaboard and in the mid-west, including Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Cocaine is readily available and major traffickers take advantage of the state's interstate highways, which are major transshipment routes for cocaine being transported from source areas to other states. These major source areas are California, Arizona and Texas, with major sources of supply being traffickers based in Mexico. Cocaine is usually shipped in private or rental vehicles. Cocaine loads arriving in North Carolina by Mexican organizations are used to supply crack distribution networks that further present an enormous social threat to North Carolina's inner city communities.

Heroin use and availability is extremely low in North Carolina. Many areas of the state, such as Greenville, Durham and Rocky Mount, report that heroin abuse has been limited to an increasingly smaller population of older abusers.

Drug information on North Carolina shows that meth cases have been on the rise in urbanized parts of North Carolina, such as Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and Asheville; however, rural communities in many counties of the western part of the state have experienced a surge in methamphetamine trafficking. Primary sources are located in West Coast states, principally California and Arizona, but a significant supply also comes from Mexican traffickers based in northern Georgia, e.g. Gainesville and Dalton.

Ethnic Mexican traffickers from these states have been identified as the clandestine manufacturers and sources of supply for methamphetamine in multi-pound quantities. In 2003, the Asheville Post of Duty targeted a large Gainesville-based Mexican methamphetamine trafficking group distributing over 40 pounds monthly to habitual users in western North Carolina. Smaller methamphetamine laboratories are a significant threat in the western portion of the state.

Although on average they produce only ounce quantities of meth, they are doubling in number over the recent years and pose a significant safety hazard for first responders. They contribute to crime and social problems in rural counties, and create a considerable resource drain on state and local governments.

DEA has joined in an aggressive campaign against meth lab "cooks." DEA is also actively advising local retail stores about federal laws which govern the sale of listed items, such as psuedoephedrine, iodine, and anhydrous ammonia. The sale of any of these items to someone who is known to or suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine is subject to arrest.

The Club Drugs that are most popular in North Carolina are MDMA, GHB and LSD. The use of Dangerous Drugs has increased in popularity across the state and is especially popular with college and high-school aged people. With more than 50 four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina, there is a large potential market for club drugs.

Ecstasy (MDMA) is also a problem, although not posing near the equivalent threat to most North Carolina communities as does cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Domestic intelligence gleaned from local and state agencies in North Carolina indicate that Ecstasy use is on the rise, arriving from trafficking networks in New York, Florida and California.

Most prominently distributed in larger cities and along the coastal communities, such as beach cities attracting tourist populations, authorities are targeting ecstasy distributors and their out-of-state sources of supply. The Charlotte DO is targeting the rise of local Asian gangs trafficking MDMA and conducting money laundering for other trafficking groups. The majority of users of the drug are in the 15 to 25 year old category caught up in the "Rave" subculture. Law enforcement agencies have identified individuals with ties to the Pacific Northwest or West Coast regions of the country distributing bulk quantities of LSD.

As with the rest of the country, marijuana is one of the most prevalent drugs in North Carolina and its availability is increasing. One cause is the recent rise in the availability of Mexican marijuana due to an influx of Mexican trafficking organizations executing smuggling operations into the state directly from Mexico via containerized cargo transported on tractor-trailer trucks, particularly in the central portion (Piedmont) of the state.

In addition, marijuana is being smuggled in ever-larger amounts via campers, pickup trucks, and larger vehicles. Over the past five years, Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program authorities had seized domestically-grown marijuana in increasing quantities; specifically, in 2000 a total of 40,464 marijuana plants were seized, by 2001 the figure rose to 89,900 plants, and in 2002 there were 112,017 plants. However, in 2004, only 35,965 marijuana plants were seized.

When it comes to illegal pharmaceuticals, while not a prominent class of drugs for abuse like cocaine or marijuana, the illegal distribution and abuse of prescription narcotics is widespread through North Carolina. Abusers tend to "doctor shop" for pain medication, or as in one case, learn of a clinic or pharmacy freely distributing narcotics on demand without a prescription.

Such is the case of Medi-fare Pharmacy and the adjoining Grover Medical Clinic in Grover, NC. Before being shut down, Medi-fare was the number one dispenser of methadone in the country and the number four dispenser of OxyContin. Together, Medi-fare and the Grover Medical Clinic supplied abusers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Michigan and Virginia with tens of thousands of dosage units monthly.

9486 Highway 305
Jackson, NC. 27845
109 Cambridge Place
Smithfield, NC. 27577
311 Judges Road
Wilmington, NC. 28405
121 Pine Needle Lane
Hamlet, NC. 28345
118 Peace Street
North Wilkesboro, NC. 28659
442 East Main Street
Clayton, NC. 27520
222 Knox Street
Statesville, NC. 28677
373 Hill Street
Asheboro, NC. 27203
192 Village Drive
Jacksonville, NC. 28546
1203 Brandt Street
Greensboro, NC. 27407
101 Forest Drive
Knightdale, NC. 27545
Midtown North
Raleigh, NC. 27609
711 Executive Place
Fayetteville, NC. 28305
732 Davis Avenue
Whiteville, NC. 28472
428 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC. 28801
522 Kangua Road
Hendersonville, NC. 28739
316 Douglas Street South
Wilson, NC. 27893
20 Page Drive
Pinehurst, NC. 28374
429 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC. 28211
5420 U.S. 70
Morehead City, NC. 28557
321 Highway 125
Roanoke Rapids, NC. 27870
351 Holloman Road
Walstonburg, NC. 27888
1235 Highland Drive
Washington, NC. 27889
14209 Hospital South Red Zone
Durham, NC. 27701
2577 West 5th Street
Greenville, NC. 27834
217 South Main Street
Robbinsville, NC. 28771
100 Neville Street
Tarboro, NC. 27886
401 Moss Street
Reidsville, NC. 27320
500 Academy Street South
Ahoskie, NC. 27910
100 H Street
Butner, NC. 27509
3750 Meadow View Road
Lumberton, NC. 28358
701 East Broad Street
Dunn, NC. 28334
329 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC. 27330
110 Conner Drive
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
932 Old U.S. 70
Black Mountain, NC. 28711
1542 Union Road
Gastonia, NC. 28054
1758 East 11th Street
Siler City, NC. 27344
510 Dabney Drive
Henderson, NC. 27536
175 Kimel Park Drive
Winston Salem, NC. 27103
315 South Long Drive
Rockingham, NC. 28379
307 Cedarwood Street
Spring Lake, NC. 28390
3770 Skyland Drive
Sylva, NC. 28779
1152 Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC. 28601
32 Knox Road
Ridgecrest, NC. 28770
486 Spaulding Road
Marion, NC. 28752
820 Grimes Boulevard
Lexington, NC. 27292
1409 Jackson Street
Burlington, NC. 27217
778 Hoffman Road
West End, NC. 27376
951 Kenham Place Southwest
Lenoir, NC. 28645
101 Hospital Drive
Columbus, NC. 28722
216 Wortham Street
Wadesboro, NC. 28170
106 Jefferson Avenue
West Jefferson, NC. 28694
355 South Madison Boulevard
Roxboro, NC. 27573
1302 West Ash Street
Goldsboro, NC. 27533
205 Balfour Drive
High Point, NC. 27263
448 Jake Alexander Boulevard West
Salisbury, NC. 28147
209 North Pearl Street
Rocky Mount, NC. 27804
741 Spainhour Road
King, NC. 27021
218 South Main Street
Raeford, NC. 28376
182 West Court Street
Rutherfordton, NC. 28139
1328 North Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC. 28428
325 South Walton Avenue
Benson, NC. 27504
608 Martin Luther King Drive
Fairmont, NC. 28340
607 Washington Street
Williamston, NC. 27892
1677 Banbridge Road
Kernersville, NC. 27284
300 Copperfield Boulevard
Concord, NC. 28025
107 Kilson Drive
Mooresville, NC. 28117
220 Calvin Road
Shannon, NC. 28386
9609 Kennebec Road
Willow Spring, NC. 27592
139 Pinehurst Avenue
Southern Pines, NC. 28387
702 College Street
Kinston, NC. 28501
800 Hospital Drive
New Bern, NC. 28561
901 Old Mars Hill Highway
Weaverville, NC. 28787
207 Old Lexington Road
Thomasville, NC. 27360
519 Walker Avenue
Norlina, NC. 27563
617 North Main Street
Troy, NC. 27371
112 Courthouse Plaza
Kenansville, NC. 28349
207 Queens Street
Morganton, NC. 28655
156 Clear Crossing Lane
Horse Shoe, NC. 28742
100 North Wilmington Street
Richlands, NC. 28574
5973 McLeod Drive
Maxton, NC. 28364
803 South Walker Street
Burgaw, NC. 28425
7612 North Carolina Highway 49
Mebane, NC. 27302
215 Black Oak Cove Road
Candler, NC. 28715
130 South Main Street
Red Springs, NC. 28377
1012 College Street
Oxford, NC. 27565
128 Quade Drive
Cary, NC. 27513
312 College Street
Clinton, NC. 28328
410 John Street
Monroe, NC. 28110
1825 West City Drive
Elizabeth City, NC. 27909
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Lakeview, NC. 28350
3200 Waterfield Drive
Garner, NC. 27529
1324 Coltrane Mill Road
Randleman, NC. 27317
7311 Friendship Church Road
Browns Summit, NC. 27214
1997 U.S. 421 North
Lillington, NC. 27546
326 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC. 28092
1243 East Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC. 28152
725 Crescent Road
Rockwell, NC. 28138
104 North Main Street
Louisburg, NC. 27549
124 Gregory Manor
Youngsville, NC. 27596
241 Freedom Way Drive
Midway Park, NC. 28544
448 Sequoyah Trail Drive
Cherokee, NC. 28719
101 Healing Farm Lane
Mill Spring, NC. 28756
416 South Main Street
Waynesville, NC. 28786
1108 A Kingold Boulevard
Snow Hill, NC. 28580
301 Yadkin Street
Albemarle, NC. 28001
235 Old U.S. 70 Highway
Swannanoa, NC. 28778
911 Atkinson Street
Laurinburg, NC. 28352
2050 Mercantile Drive
Leland, NC. 28451
5884 Riverdale Drive
Jamestown, NC. 27282
5925 NC Highway 11
Willard, NC. 28478
4195 South Creek Road
Orrum, NC. 28369
312 Sterlingworth Street
Windsor, NC. 27983
262 Leroy George Drive
Clyde, NC. 28721
119 West Avenue
Kannapolis, NC. 28081
103 Throneburg Avenue
Hudson, NC. 28638
5293 Whichard Road
Stokes, NC. 27884
191 North NC Highway 41
Beulaville, NC. 28518
22 South Main Avenue
Newton, NC. 28658
363 Graphite Road
Old Fort, NC. 28762
105 County Home Road
Dobson, NC. 27017
129 Mill Creek Drive
Kings Mountain, NC. 28086
1420 South Pollock Street
Selma, NC. 27576
219 West Broad Street
St. Pauls, NC. 28384
200 North Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC. 27510
1650 Highway 18 South
Sparta, NC. 28675
805 State Farm Road
Boone, NC. 28607
3640 Express Drive
Shallotte, NC. 28470
3104 Highway 301 North
Pleasant Hill, NC. 27866
69 North Broad Street
Brevard, NC. 28712
665 Timber Trail
Gold Hill, NC. 28071
416 West Ridge Street
Rose Hill, NC. 28458
19901 West Catawba Avenue
Cornelius, NC. 28031
108 West Fire Tower Road
Winterville, NC. 28590