The city of South Gate, California, is just to the south of Los Angeles. It is home to just over 95,000 residents.1 Its proximity to Los Angeles gives residents of South Gate many opportunities, but it also puts them at risk of all kinds of substance abuse problems. Illicit synthetic drugs like bath salts are an increasing problem in Los Angeles County, including in South Gate.
Between 2009 and 2010, there were 923 drug-related deaths in Los Angeles County.2 Some leading causes of these deaths included opioids, alcohol, cocaine, and other stimulants.2 In LA County, drug overdose is the fourth leading cause of premature death, which is defined as death prior to the expected age.2
Some of these fatalities may be preventable with increased access to rehab and drug detox options. Detox programs can assist a person in withdrawing from drugs and alcohol and help them reach a drug-free, stabilized state. Once they’re stable, they are ready to enter a comprehensive addiction treatment program, where they will receive a combination of interventions, such as individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy, medication-assisted treatment (if applicable), and aftercare planning.
Finding an evidence-based detox and rehabilitation program is critical. Contact us today for help identifying local rehab options or to find the right treatment in a location of your choice.
1. Data.io: South Gate, CA.
2. County of Los Angeles Public Health. Fact Sheet: Drug Use and Misuse in Los Angeles County.
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 persons with HIV or AIDS. Montana is ranked one spot worse at spot 21. Oklahoma is just 1 spot better, ranked 19 out of the United States.
For IHS/638 contract care funds clients, California ranks 20th in population-adjusted treatment centers. The US National Average is ranked slightly worse, ranked 21. Kansas 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.
One way that the South Gate community has endeavored to fight the problem of prescription drug addiction is to host Prescription Drug Take Back days. Why is this important? Many in recovery report that their first use of their prescription drug of choice did not come when they were given a prescription by a doctor but when they experimented with pills that were leftover from someone else's prescription.
Is prescription painkiller abuse an issue for someone in your family? Are you concerned that someone you love will inadvertently overdose or develop a deadly painkiller addiction? If so, we can help you find an addiction treatment program in South Gate that can help you address the problem, dealing with the physical issues associated with prescription drug abuse as well as the psychological and emotional issues.
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