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Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers and Programs

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With Mississippi’s location, it is very vulnerable to drug shippers. The river ports are more or less left unguarded. This route allows drug traffickers an easy way in which to transport various drugs throughout the state. Mississippi has many alcohol and drug abuse problems throughout the state, which is at the root of the majority of violent crimes.

Cocaine is the most widely sought after drug because it is the most reasonably priced of the narcotics. Other drugs on the list of drug abuse problems in the state include Heroin, Marijuana, and meth. Prescription drugs are becoming more popular among many teens in Mississippi. Drug abuse is on the rise in the usage of ecstasy, oxycodone, and vicodine growing every day. In 2006, 32 cases were tried in court were drug abuse related. Most of the drugs are illegal drugs sold by rival gangs or drug cartels raising the violence between the various gangs.

Alcohol abuse related cases are just as high in the numbers as drug cases. Between 22% and 23% of individuals in treatment centers are alcohol related. Most drug abuse and alcohol abuse among teens usually ends up in criminal charges or death. Drug treatment centers have been full to capacity in certain areas of the state for the last few years.

There are almost 120 centers providing drug and alcohol treatment to over 6500 people in the state. The National Institute of Health provides drug treatment as well as alcohol treatment that improve people’s lives with the research that has been discovered. They have invested over $28 billion in research since 1887.

Managed Alcohol Project delivers health care and treatment to drug abuse homeless people in the state. Many homeless people will never get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse in the state if it was not for this program. This program has been a major help in stopping homeless people from more encounters with the law. The programs have had a lot of success since the time of its creation.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration is a widely known alcohol and drug abuse treatment and reference center. They have helped millions of people overcome their addictions. They develop the treatment you need on an individual basis. An adult may need one type of treatment while another adult will need something very different. This treatment centers works with an individual to help each person kick their habit in their own way. They have programs to help families that have parents with drug abuse or alcohol abuse problems. No matter what the drug abuse problem might be, learning how to cope with the situation whether the person needing help is the abuser or a family member, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration works to help each person overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has stated that they spend over 15% of their state budget just on substance abuse and addiction abuse and the consequences from it. Some of the consequences are health care, criminal justice, child welfare just to name a few. The main money goes for treatment centers and research to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Mississippi spends a billion dollars a year on programs for drug and alcohol abuse.

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