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Nashua is the second largest city in the state of New Hampshire, located in Hillsborough County. Nashua has a total population of 86,494 according to the 2010 census report. Nicknamed the “Gate City”. Nashua was named “Best Place to Live in America” in annual surveys by Moneymagazine, it is the only city to get the No. 1 ranking two times—in 1987 and 1997. In 2007, Nashua ranked as the 27th safest city in the United States. Neighboring Manchester, the Nashua River roughly bisects Nashua. The city wishes to incorporate the Nasha river into the downtown area to make a nice pedestriain friendly walk way to go with the Nashua’s downtown area and its regional commercial, entertainment, and dining. It is a very “cute” downtown area with a lot of charm that attracts residents and tourists. The city is not concidered a college town but it home to 5,000 students enrolled at six colleges.
The growing threat of Cocaine
The availability, distribution and abuse of powdered and crack cocaine is a growing problem throughout the state of New Hampshire. Crack cocaine is the associated with the most violent crime than any other drug in the state. Its users often commit violent crimes in order to support their habits. Crime is also related to the criminal groups responsible for the trafficking and distribution of the drug throughout the state.
According to the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), there were 115 crack and 71 powder cocaine treatment admission in 1997 throughout New Hampshire and 112 crack and 75 powdered cocaine admissions in 1998. Police are doing all they can to stop the distribution and abuse of crack and powdered cocaine throughout the state with many arrest and drug seizures. Regardless of the work of police many of New Hampshire’s residents are in need of Rehabilitation centers to quit this nasty addiction.
Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant. In its powdered from it is snorted into the nose and absorbed into the bloodstream, because it is water soluble it can also be dissolved in water and injected into the vain. When modified chemically it is smoked and referred to as crack cocaine. Cocaine is considered highly addictive and is classified as a Schedule 2 drug. 5% of those who use cocaine will become addicted. Cocaine use is so easily addictive is because the high is relatively short lived. The effects of snorting cocaine only last about an hour, requiring more of the drug to maintain the high. Many users will binge on cocaine to continue the euphoric high it produces, so even use the drug constantly for days. This chronic use of cocaine makes the body become dependent on the drug and when it is not in the body’s system there are cravings and withdrawal symptoms, as well as the body develops a tolerance requiring more of the drug to reach the same effect.
Nashua, NH Rehabilitation Centers
Cocaine addiction is one of the hardest addiction to fight because even years down the road the body will randomly begin to crave the drug increasing the risk of relapse. Don’t worry, there is help out there. Nashua New Hampshire Rehabilitation centers are here to help. You will enter into a detoxification process to rid your body of any drugs, with the assistance of a non-addictive prescription medication and under the supervision of an doctor, your withdrawal symptoms will be lessened. You will enter into group and individual therapy to help get to the core of your addiction as well as teach you tools you need to prevent relapse when leaving the program. 12 step programs and group support is highly recommended, with the help of these groups, friends and family you can overcome this addiction and regain control of your life.