Hesperia, California, is one of the many small cities in San Bernardino County with a population of less than 93,000 people.1 However, Hesperia is one stop on the route of shipping meth from Mexico to the rest of the United States.
Methamphetamine abuse rates in California have been closely studied for years, because they are higher than in many other places in the country. A survey examining meth abuse in the state, found that between 1999 and 2008, methamphetamine abuse and dependence increased 17% per year.2
After the passage of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2006, domestic labs were not able to create a large enough supply of the drug to meet demand, but drug cartels simply moved production out of the United States and back to Mexico.2,3 There is still a great deal of meth being produced and shipped into and out of Southern California. A 2018 report showed that shipping this potent stimulant from Mexico and through California is still a serious problem. A federal raid led to the arrest of several people involved in transporting meth from Hesperia to Texas.4 Residents in Hesperia and all of San Bernardino County unfortunately may have easy access to this dangerous dog.
With the drug readily available, residents may be at risk of engaging in methamphetamine abuse. Thankfully, there are treatment programs available that can help people quit using meth.
If you know someone in Hesperia who is struggling with meth abuse, call our helpline today to speak with someone about rehabilitation options.
1. Data.io: Hesperia, CA.
2. American Journal of Public Health. (2013). Mapping the Spread of Methamphetamine Abuse in California from 1995 to 2008.
3. US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division. Combat Meth Epidemic Act.
4. The Sun. (2018). Feds describe alleged Hesperia-to-Texas methamphetamine network.
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.
In fact, there are many Hesperia drug rehab centers that are ready and waiting to provide you with the help you'll need to conquer your addiction.Tips on Being Admitted Into a Rehab Facility
You don't need to be a model patient, able to handle your emotions and your life's details with ease, in order to be admitted into a Hesperia treatment center. In fact, most therapists expect that people with drug addictions will enter their programs with a number of physical and emotional difficulties. It might be helpful, however, to try to enter a program with an open mind. The more receptive and open you are, the more likely it will be that the techniques the therapists are trying to teach you will truly sink in.
If you have no idea how to start your search for a suitable program, we can help. Our experts can help match you with the right kind of program that can meet your needs.
There are many Hesperia drug treatment centers available, and in the end, the choice is totally up to you. These factors might help you settle on one clinic over another:
There is no right way or wrong way to choose a treatment program. As long as you choose a program, and work hard to get better, you're bound to see an improvement.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.