The LA County Department of Public Health reports that trips to the emergency room and hospital stays triggered by use and abuse of opiate drugs increased by 171% and 30% respectively between 2006 and 2013 across the county.1 For residents of Baldwin Park, California, this means that the opiate epidemic has hit hard, and only a targeted and multipronged effort by families, local government organizations, and local support agencies will be able to make a difference.
The good news is that progress is being made in Los Angeles County. County and state officials have worked to provide1:
The not-so-great news is that fentanyl-laced street drugs have led to a skyrocketing rate of opioid overdose deaths in Baldwin Park and across the state. If someone you love is at risk of overdose due to an opioid addiction, call today to speak to a treatment advisor and get the information you need to help them enter a comprehensive drug addiction treatment program.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.