Much of Southern California struggles with cocaine abuse because of its proximity to the border with Mexico. Drug cartels smuggle all kinds of illicit, harmful, and addictive substances into San Diego and around Southern California, where they are eventually distributed to the rest of the country. As a result, residents in small cities like La Habra, California, are more likely to be exposed to the drug and may be more at risk of developing cocaine addiction issues than people in places outside of the vicinity.
Cocaine abuse rates fluctuated among demographics between 2002 and 2012. In 2002, 13% of those 25 to 34 years old, 25% of those 35 to 44 years old, 17% of those 45 to 54 years old, and 4% of those 55 to 64 years old had tried cocaine at some point in their lives. In 2012, those 45 to 54 years old were the most likely group to have tried cocaine at 21%; those 55 to 64 years old were the next most likely at 17%.1
Men typically abused cocaine more often than women did. In that decade, lifetime abuse rates among men declined from 19% to 17%. Women’s rate of cocaine abuse remained steady at 10%.
Cocaine is an extremely potent and addictive stimulant, but is just one of many drug abuse issues that people in Southern California content with. If you struggle with cocaine abuse or any other type of addiction, call our helpline today. One of our treatment support advisors can tell you more about treatment options in the region or elsewhere in the country.
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