Prescription “Tourists” Exploiting Easy Drugs
People are trafficking drugs across state lines in record numbers, according to recent news reports. The dealers are dubbed drug “tourists,” and they’re exploiting loopholes in different state laws and the lax enforcement of prescriptions. One man, an ex-boxer, made the trek from Ohio to Florida to score prescription drugs. After claiming to be having pain, and a physical once-over from the doctor, he came back to Ohio with 180 pills of Oxycontin, and promptly began selling them on the street.
Unfortunately, this kind of prescription drug trafficking has made drug overdoses the leading cause of death in dozens of states. Taking drugs across state lines has made enforcement of drug laws a nightmare for police organizations, and the differences between different states’ laws has created an uneven environment for buying drugs. In effect, the laws are enabling the drug dealers. Dealers can make tens of thousands of dollars per trip just by selling the prescription drugs on the street, and it’s much harder to catch them. And addicts are paying the price in higher overdose rates. If you or a loved one has a problem with prescription drug abuse, you should seek help now before something terrible happens.
Thankfully, there is good help out there. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. It’s very important to find the right treatment center, that’s why at Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.