"We are all very proactive in the investigations of illegal narcotics", says Assistant Chief Fuller of Brownwood Police.
One Brownwood man, that wanted to conceal his identity, lived in that dark corner for years, until he reached a breaking point.
"One day I woke up and I was dead inside. I really had no hope", he tells us.
John Fudge of the MidTexas Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, works to help drug addicts on a regular basis.
"It's just been a really common problem that the police, the courts, and we have been dealing with for quite some time", says Fudge.
Recognizing the need to address drug abuse in Brown County, rehabilitation centers offer several recovery programs and support groups.
"I always thought that I had to drink or drug to have a good time, and that's just not true", says the recovered meth addict.
Costing him his marriage, relationship with his kids, and almost his life, he is now in his eleventh year of recovery.
And whether addicts choose to seek help for themselves, or are forced to quit cold turkey behind bars, police have made it clear that drugs and related crimes are a top priority.
The Brownwood Police Department also tells us they will be participating in a drug training coalition on 31st in Brownwood to inform high school students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. For more information on the event, click here.