The influx of illegal drugs in the United States from Mexico to Texas is yet another never-ending challenge that those involved in drug relapse prevention and the dedicated workers at drug rehab centers have to continually confront. Unfortunately the supply and demand market that is illegal drugs compels traffickers to continue to come up with ingenious ways to get their product into the country. Thankfully there are groups of brave men and women around the country who work hard every day to stop this from happening. One place where this continues to happen is El Paso.
Because of the city’s particular location on the westernmost tip of the state and its proximity to the Mexican border (Juarez), it has to deal with more than just the typical trials and tribulations every major city has to deal with. That’s why the Department of Justice created a report in 1974, A Secure Border: An Analysis of Issues Affecting the U.S. Department of Justice, to offer multiple suggestions of how to deal with drug and illegal alien enforcement.
One of these suggestions prompted the creation of EPIC — the El Paso Intelligence Center. It’s mission was to be the city’s regional intelligence center dedicated to collect and disseminate information related to drug, alien and, weapon smuggling in support of field enforcement throughout the region. This was by no means an easy task.
Working To Make Things Better
Benchmark Recovery Center is no stranger to difficult tasks. Dealing with drug addiction and drug relapse prevention takes dedication, perseverance and a willingness to try and make things better. Benchmark Recovery Center deals with this difficult task because the they have dealt with it themselves and understand what it takes. It may take more than drug rehab centers are willing to give. It takes a humanistic approach. It takes a willingness to do more.
EPIC in its effort to keep our borders safe brought in as members of its force, representatives from some of the top government enforcement agencies. But traffickers know that the efforts on the border have increased so they had to change their game by incorporating, aircrafts, sea vessels and global networks to facilitate trafficking. As a result EPIC has had to broaden its focus to go beyond the confines of El Paso and the southwest and expand to the national and international level. Without progressive thinking they lose the edge of doing what they do.
In the same sense Benchmark Recovery Center had to reassess the way drug rehab centers were dealing with drug addiction and drug relapse prevention. This reassessment brought to light the need to focus on the person, on the transformation and on the spiritual growth that would aid in getting on the right path to recovery. Drug addiction is not a clear cut problem with a clear cut solution but Benchmark Recovery Center is a clear cut alternative.
About El Paso
As the Boot Capital of the World, El Paso has the unique benefit of having sunshine for most of the year. The city’s seamless blend of Native American culture and the culture of Mexico makes El Paso a truly fascinating city to live or visit. Home to some of the most legendary outlaws in the wild west, (Pancho Villa, Billy the Kid, John Wesley Harding) this city really can boast its purple mountains majesty.
The mountains take on many colors during the day including shades of orange green and purple. In this big sky country the gorgeous desert weather provides the perfect setting for beautiful sunsets all year long. From its historic Mission Trail to its Franklin Mountains El Paso is the epitome of a city basking in natural beauty.