Addictions in Amarillo

We asked shelter directors to find out just what kind of addictions are common in Amarillo.

Officials say they see alcohol, crack cocaine and meth as the top three. Right now, directors say they see older addicts, those in their 30's and 40's overcoming crack addictions, while meth seems to be the drug of choice for younger addicts.

Officials with insurance paid treatment programs say they have seen an increase in prescription drug addiction... But also see a lot of recovering alcoholics.