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Paterson is the third largest city in the state of New Jersey with a total population of 146,199 according to the 2010 census. It is also on of the largest cities in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Located in the county seat of Passaic County. During the latter half of the 19th Century, Paterson became known as the “Silk City” for its dominant role in silk production. Downtown Paterson is the main commercial district of the city and was once a shopping destination for northern New Jersey.
Drugs and crime in Paterson New Jersey
Paterson, New Jersey has a violent crime rate of 1000 incidents per 100,000 people. The state of New Jersey’s violent crime rate is 342 and national rate is 676. Paterson is in the 97% percentile rank in the state of New Jersey for Violent crime, it is in the 92% percentile rank nationally.Violent crime is all through out the state of New Jersey, most is a result of drugs, mainly with the distribution.
Club drugs such as MDMA, GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), and ketamine, and hallucinogens such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) are a growing problem throughout the state of New Jersey. Many of these drugs are distributed by parcel delivery services or through the mail. Most commonly they are obtained threw dealers at music concerts, clubs, raves and other crowded places. They are becoming easily obtainable to all, this is increasing the number of emergency visits and treatment admissions throughout the state.
MDMA, also called Ecstasy, XTC, E, X, essence, M&M, and love drug, is a synthetic psychoactive drug with amphetamine-like and hallucinogenic properties. The drug may cause negative psychological effects such as confusion, depression, sleep problems, anxiety and paranoia. The physical effects include muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, blurred vision, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. MDMA taken in high doses is extremely dangerous, causing a marked increase in body temperature leading to muscle breakdown and kidney and cardiovascular system failure. It can also cause heart attack, stroke, and seizure, these can be fatal.
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), also known as liquid MDMA, scoop, grievous bodily harm, and Georgia home boy. It is a depressant that occurs naturally in the body and is necessary for full functioning of the brain and central nervous system. Effects of GHB inclued insomnia, anxiety, tremors, sweating, and coma.Many use GHB because it clears from the body quickly, making detection by treatment providers difficult. GHB is commonly involved in poisonings, overdoses, date rapes, and fatalities.
Ketamine is also called K, special K, vitamin K, and cat valiums. It is an injectable anesthetic that is approved for both human and animal use, and is sold commercially as Ketalar. Ketamine is produced in liquid, powder, or pill form. In its liquid form, ketamine is injected intramuscularly or intravenously. The liquid can be evaporated turning it into a powder form which can be pressed into tablets. In its powdered form is often snorted or smoked with marijuana or tobacco products. At high doses, ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respiratory problems. Low-dose intoxication from ketamine results in impaired attention, learning ability, and memory. Short term use of ketamine causes hallucinations; its major effect is disassociation, which includes out-of-body and near-death experiences.
LSD is also known as acid, boomers, and yellow sunshines. LSD typically is taken by mouth and is sold in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms, and in pieces of paper saturated with the drug. It is a hallucinogen that induces abnormalities in sensory perceptions. The effects of LSD are unpredictable and depend on the amount taken, the environment in which it is used, and the user’s personality, mood, and expectations, its effects are seen within 30 to 90 minutes. The physical effects of LSD include dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors.LSD users commonly experiance numbness, weakness, or trembling, and nausea is common. Two long-term disorders associated with LSD are persistent psychosis and hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (flashbacks).
Paterson Rehabs Offer a Solution to Addiction
Club drugs use is not only an addiction that needs to stop but an lifestyle that needs to be changed. With the help of Paterson rehab programs you will learn the key ways to change your life for the better and keep clean.