Families in and around Santee, California, are increasingly worrying about methamphetamine contributing to high rates of addiction and drug abuse, as well as high rates of drug overdose deaths. In 2016, meth was one of the most significant causes of unintentional drug overdose deaths in San Diego County.1 Since 2011, meth has been one of the top 2 most commonly drugs seen in overdose deaths in San Diego County residents ages 10–69, according to the county medical examiner.1
Those who died of methamphetamine overdose often had other issues that contributed to their deaths. The county medical examiner reported that 76% of those who died of a methamphetamine overdose also had heart disease. Additionally, many who died of a meth overdose had other drugs in their system at the time, and in half of those cases, the other substance was heroin.1
Addiction to heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol, or other drugs can be deadly if left untreated. A rehab center can help you or your loved one begin recovering from alcohol and live a life free of mind-altering substances.
The good news for residents of Santee is that those who struggle with methamphetamine abuse or addiction to other drugs can benefit from intensive drug addiction treatment and intervention. If you are struggling, learn more about how treatment can help you heal now.
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.
Santee, California has been recognized as a town that holds great economic promise. Building a stable future for the town's youngest residents is a priority among San Diego County families. Teenagers have unique needs when it comes to picking the right treatment program. According to Reducing Underage Drinking, a 2004 report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the features of a successful treatment program for teens include:
To reduce the number of teenage traffic fatalities caused by alcohol and drugs, the California Highway Patrol supports innovative programs to educate teens and prevent drunk driving:
Locating a Santee drug treatment for teens isn't just a matter of finding help for a child; it's a matter of finding recovery services for the whole family. Contact us to learn about solutions to the problem of teenage substance abuse.
You'll get a list of recovery resources that can help you and your family lead healthier lives in San Diego County.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.