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Lawton is the fifth largest city in the state of Oklahoma, with a population of 96,867 according to the 2010 census. Lawton lies in an area that is typical of the Great Plains with prairie, few trees,and flat topography with gently rolling hills. It is a beautiful city with a dry subtropical climate. Lawton’s economy is fueled primarily on government, manufacturing and retail trade industries, educational institutes and medical facilities.
According to police records, in 2009, Lawton had a violent crime rate of 1,018 incidents per 100,000 people, compared to a rate of 501 in Oklahoma as a whole and 429 nationwide. The property crime rate for 2009 was 4,745 incidents per 100,000 people, compared to an average of 3,573 in Oklahoma and 3,036 nationally. Crime is growing throughout this beautiful city because of the sales of street drugs and substance abuse with the cities residents.
Although Heroin is not on the top of the list of commonly abused drugs in Oklahoma there is still an addiction problem with many of its citizens.Heroin is a narcotic derivative of the opium poppy plant, in the class of drugs known as “opiates.” Opiates are derived from the dried milk of the opium poppy, which contains morphine and codeine, there are highly effective painkillers used in many prescription medicines. Street names for heroin are “Smack”, “Junk”, “Skag”, “Shit”, “H”, “Brown”, “Horse”, “Dope” and “Boy”.
Heroin in its pure form is a white powder with a bitter taste. Although heroin is distributed in powder form and vary’s in color from white to dark brown because of the additives and diluting agents mixed prior to sale. There is also a less-refined form of heroin known as “Black Tar” made predominantly in Mexico, which is a gooey black or brownish substance, this is the most common in Oklahoma area.
Heroin is typically injected into the vein or muscle, it can also be smoked in a pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled as smoke through a straw ( known as “chasing the dragon”), or in powder form snorted into the nose. Heroin creates a euphoric, drowsy, warm and content feeling. Users feel relaxed, relief from pain, as if there are is no stress in the world to drag them down. The higher the dose the user become sedated, risking overdose, falling into unconsciousness, coma and even death from respiratory failure.
Heroin is a highly addictive drug, a tolerance is developed easily. The body becomes completely dependent on the drug and feelings of extreme withdrawal symptoms can occur when the drug is stopped abruptly.
Lawton Oklahoma Addiction Rehab Facilities
Do not allow yourself to be a victim to heroin addiction any longer. Lawton Oklahoma rehab facilities are here to help you threw the recovery process. Assisting you threw the detox process, providing nonaddictive medications to lessen the feelings of withdrawal. Group and individual counseling will be provided to the get to the rout cause of the addiction, as well as offering resources to help you to continue on the road of recovery even after leaving the facility. Your life is important, don’t let this mind numbing drug take that way. It is time to mend broken relationships and take back control. Lawton Oklahoma rehab facilities are waiting for your call today…don’t waste another minute.