Rehabs near Las Cruces

Set into the beautiful landscape of New Mexico, Las Cruces is the largest city in the state with a population of nearly 100,000. The unfortunate rates of drug use shown around the state are also reflected in population centers like Las Cruces. While it may not be the setting of Breaking Bad like it’s larger counterpart Albuquerque, that doesn’t mean that drugs aren’t an issue. The city’s proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border opens it up to increased rates of drug trafficking from cartels that are capitalizing on shifts in American drug use. Las Cruces’ drug problems center around Opioids, Methamphetamine, and alcohol. The Opioid epidemic struck almost every state and city in the U.S. Las Cruces in particular struggled with prescription Opioids throughout the 2000s and 2010s. As Opioid use begins to decline going into the 2020s, it seems as though meth use is rising to fill the vacuum. Law enforcement in Las Cruces told a New Mexico epidemiologist that Meth is approaching the largest problem they face in terms of trafficking and overdose. Alcohol use is problematic around the country, but New Mexico and its cities regularly fly above the national average for excessive drinking. If you struggle with any of these substances or others, please know that help is available. Reach out to a treatment center near you for help and information.

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