Washington DC became famous because of the violent crime wave that swept the district in the early 1990’s. This gave the reputation of Washington DC as the ‘murder capital’ of the country. However, there was said to be a reported decrease in the year 2006. Nevertheless, it continuously poses a threat to people who live and work in DC. Based on statistics, most of the homicide cases in the area are linked with the use of drugs.
Like any other metropolitan cities, crime rates are high in areas with illegal drugs and gangs. Washington DC has long been plagued with various drug problems particularly violence related to crack cocaine distribution. Neighborhoods are often filled with ‘street crews’ actively involved in drug trafficking, while the suburbs provide consistent customers and drug addicts needing rehabilitation treatments. Among the top illegal substances popular in the DC areas include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and club drugs which are easily available.
On the other hand, Washington DC has no shortage of drug treatment centers available. A few of these include:
• Hispanic Radio Network
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 347-6458
• The Century Council
1310 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 637-0077
• Institute for A Drug Free Work Place
1200 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 842-7400
• Clean & Sober
425 2nd St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 783-7343
• Fulton House of Hope
512 I St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 682-1190
• Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation
2112 F St NW # 102
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 296-4455
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