The days of heading to the “wrong side of town” and purchasing drugs from a dealer in a seedy neighborhood are long gone for most. With the recent prescription drug trends, drugs are becoming more and more available and the dealing of them is coming from places that no one suspected.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 70% of teens alone are getting prescriptions from a friend or family member. There are also a percentage of teens and adults who are stealing prescriptions from loved ones medicine cabinets or seeing doctors to get fraudulent prescriptions written for them.
The Internet is another major source of drug distribution with online pharmacies and Pill Mills receiving orders for many addictive prescription drugs such as painkillers, sedatives, anti-anxiety medications and stimulants. The FBI reports that there are nearly 1400 web-sites allowing individuals to order prescription drugs illegally online.
There are also recent news stories covering the dealing of drugs outside of bars and nightclubs. Cell phones, texting and social media are some of the main areas of communication about drug transactions on the illegal market. Recently a young girl lost her life to a heroin overdose and on her phone was a trail of text messages tracking each time she bought and used the drug over a several month period. Emails through Facebook and other social media have also been used to communicate about the purchasing of narcotics.
While the opening of these communication lines can be positive in a number of ways including increasing the amount of work being completed, and reuniting friends and families they can also spell disaster for drug abusers. Drugs are more and more available and easier to get because of the many areas of communication that make it more and more available to purchase and use them.
For more information on this growing problem or to find a drug rehab center for someone who is already addicted contact Narconon Vista Bay.