Although Burbank, California, is often treated as a suburb of Los Angeles, it is a unique city just to the north of the larger metropolitan area. Burbank has a population of nearly 105,000 people.1
With its proximity to Los Angeles, Burbank struggles with many of the same substance abuse issues as the larger area, particularly opioids. Between 2012 and 2014, 5% of Los Angeles County residents abused prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons; this represents 393,692 people. Between 2011 and 2015, treatment admissions due to prescription opioids rose slightly, but heroin—a drug many people begin to abuse when they are denied prescription opioids or cannot afford them anymore—became a much more prevalent source of admissions into detox and rehabilitation.2
With 115 people dying from opioid overdoses in the U.S. every day, evidence-based treatment is crucial to saving lives.3 Greater access to naloxone, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence, and comprehensive rehabilitation programs with counseling can help individuals recover from their addictions and aid communities in managing the collective opioid crisis.
Is someone you love struggling with prescription opioid abuse? Call us today to learn more about treatment options in your area and elsewhere.
. Data.io: Burbank, CA.
. National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS). Los Angeles County Sentinel Community Site (SCS), Drug Use Patterns and Trends, 2016.
. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Epidemic
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.
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According to California Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues At-A-Glance published by the Substance Abuse and Mental health treatment Administration (SAMHSA), more than 12,000 of the Californians who sought drug addiction treatment in 2006 were under the age of 18. That's more than 9 percent of the total number of patients in treatment - a huge amount.
Why are kids turning to drugs and alcohol? The reasons may not always be what you think:
If your teen or someone you care about would benefit from drug and alcohol services in Burbank, don't wait another day to help them locate the best possible program for their needs.
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