Orange County is home to many Southern California cities, one of which is Buena Park. Many coastal areas in California struggle with high rates of drug abuse, especially related to opioids, and residents in Buena Park, so surrounding areas are at risk of being exposed to addictive substances.1
Although poverty is a risk factor for substance abuse across the United States, in Orange County, adolescents from high-income households are statistically more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs. More financial resources seem to mean that these children are more likely to purchase illicit substances and do so in greater numbers.1
One survey of adolescent substance abuse in the area between 2009 and 2010 found that 31.9% of Orange County teens drank alcohol. Among O.C. 11th graders,13% said they had smoked cigarettes and they were likely to abuse marijuana and other substances.1
Alcohol consumption is the third-leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. It is also true that people who begin abusing drugs or alcohol at a younger age are more likely to keep struggling with substance abuse throughout their lives, so getting evidence-based treatment as early as possible is important.2 Research some of the options listed on this page to determine which treatment might be best for you.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.