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Drug addiction in New York

Looking at a New York drug addiction treatment for a loved one or for yourself can be a frustating experience. What type of drug addiction treatment is the best? How long should the drug addiction rehab be? Should the addiction rehab be out-patient or residential rehabilitation treatment?

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Drug Rehab Services philosophy is to give honest, caring and knowledgeable advice, support and referrals according to your unique circumstance. Our mission is to achieve a drug-free world. Our goal is to help drug addicts and families find a rehab.

New York drug addiction

Drug addiction have many signs that you can recognize on an individual that may have drugs or alcohol addiction. The addiction signs listed below are signs to look for when evaluating a situation for . Be aware that having several of these signs does not always means that the person needs addiction help, but if one is suspected be supportive of the individual in their road to drug addiction recovery.

Drug addiction signs:

  • Increase or decrease in appetite; changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain.
  • Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes.
  • Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness.
  • Needle marks or bruises on lower arm, legs or bottom of feet.
  • Change in overall attitude / personality with no other identifiable cause.
  • Changes in friends: new hang-outs, avoidance of old crowd, new friends are drug users.
  • Change in activities; loss of interest in things that were important before.
  • Drop in school or work performance; skips or is late to school or work.
  • Changes in habits at home; loss of interest in family and family activities.
  • Difficulty in paying attention; forgetfulness.
  • Lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem, discipline. Bored, "I don't care" attitude.
  • Defensiveness, temper tantrums, resentful behavior (everything's a hassle).
  • Unexplained moodiness, irritability, or nervousness.
  • Violent temper or bizarre behavior.
  • Unexplained silliness or giddiness.
  • Paranoia -- suspiciousness.
  • Excessive need for privacy; keeps door locked or closed, won't let people in.
  • Secretive or suspicious behavior.
  • Car accidents, fender benders, household accidents.
  • Chronic dishonesty; trouble with police.
  • Unexplained need for money; can't explain where money goes; stealing.
  • Unusual effort to cover arms, legs.
  • Change in personal grooming habits.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crime and Drug-Related Crime In 2004, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 2,121 arrests for drug violations in the state. Preliminary information show that there were 487,253 index offenses reported to police in New York during 2004. There were 36,809 adult arrests in the state for felony substance violations during 2004. There were 34,385 such arrests the year prior.

As of October 31, 2003, there were 71,492 full-time law enforcement authorities statewide (52,854 officers and 18,638 civilian employees).

As of March 24, 2005, there were 182 drug courts in operation or being planned in the state. 43 drug courts had been operating for over 2 years, 85 were recently implemented, and 54 were being planned.

In 2004, there were 17,631 felony substance offenses that were prosecuted in lower courts (town, village, city courts).
There were 17,711 felony drug crimes prosecuted in New York upper courts (county or superior) in 2004.

There were an additional 1,742 felony narcotic crimes prosecuted in New York courts in 2004 in which the court was unknown.

On March 31, 2005, there were 93,130 individuals incarcerated in correctional facilities throughout the state.

Of the 10,871 narcotic offenders convicted in lower courts in New York in 2004, 3,277 were sentenced to jail.

Of the 16,561 offenders convicted in upper courts in 2004, 6,277 were sentenced to jail.

As of December 31, 2003, there were 124,295 adults on probation and 55,853 adults on parole in the state.

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