Marijuana legalization, huge border drug busts, and opioid overdose deaths resulting from fentanyl adulterated street heroin dominate the headlines in Arcadia, California. Meanwhile, the cost of alcohol abuse and addiction continues to stack up, diminishing community resources throughout LA County and hitting families in Arcadia hard. The County of Los Angeles Public Health Department reports that alcohol costs residents $10.3 billion annually due to lost productivity ($7.7 billion), healthcare costs ($976.7 million), and other costs like car accidents, property damage, and criminal justice ($1.6 billion).1
For the families of a loved one struggling with the effects of an alcohol use disorder, the costs are more personal and potentially more severe. When one person in the home has an addiction disorder, everyone will struggle as a result. Children may not get the care they need and/or are fearful and uncertain due to lack of stability. In some cases, domestic violence is a prevalent issue, and extreme medical conditions caused by alcohol use can be crippling. Financial issues may result as the cost of alcohol stacks up and so do the secondary costs of problematic drinking (e.g., legal fees, medical bills, and lost days at work or lost employment).
Are you or someone close to you struggling due to drinking or any form of substance abuse? Call a treatment advisor now to discuss the types of addiction treatment services available to help with the transition into recovery.
. County of Los Angeles Public Health. (2015). Substance Abuse Prevention and Control: Medical Director’s Brief.
California ranks 10th in treatment centers servicing/accepting no payment accepted per 100,000 residents. Arkansas is ranked one spot worse at spot 11. Wyoming is just 1 spot better, ranked 9 out of the United States.
When adjusted for population, California ranks 20th in treatment centers servicing/accepting IHS/638 contract care funds. The US National Average is ranked slightly worse, ranked 21. Kansas is just 1 spot better, ranked 19 out of the United States.
For persons with HIV or AIDS clients, California ranks 20th in population-adjusted treatment centers. Montana is ranked one spot worse at spot 21. Oklahoma is just 1 spot better, ranked 19 out of the United States.
California ranks 26th in treatment centers servicing/accepting community reinforcement plus vouchers per 100,000 residents. Delaware is ranked slightly worse, ranked 27. Wisconsin is just 1 spot better, ranked 25 out of the United States.
If your son or daughter has a prescription drug addiction, get them the help they need. They have a bright future ahead of them and drugs will only limit their potential.Questions to Answer Before Signing Up for Drug Detox
You may have questions about what your child can expect in rehab. Rehab will detoxify your child, removing all drugs from their body. Your child will go through withdrawal symptoms, which will be treated by the counselors at the facility. Depending on the program you choose, your child will also undergo counseling and behavioral therapies. They may also attend support groups. The rehab program may also introduce alternative treatments and coping skills so your child can survive on an outpatient basis without relapsing.Teenage Drug Abuse
Drug addiction is not limited to adults. Many kids try drugs in their adolescent years due to peer pressure and become dependent on them.
There are many options for rehab centers in Arcadia and the surrounding areas, including Pasadena, El Monte and Monrovia. If you are ready to make the move and get the help you need to live a more productive life, we can help.
We are available to answer any questions you may have about drug treatment, so make that call today.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.