The small city of Redondo Beach, California, is one of the many beachfront cities in Los Angeles County. Although people visit this neighborhood all the time to get away from the fast-paced life in other parts of California, some residents in Redondo Beach struggle with drug or alcohol abuse. In Los Angeles County between 2012 and 2014, 4% of the population abused illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine at least once in the month prior to being surveyed. This behavior can cause serious physical harm and lead to death.1
The problem of illicit drug abuse also impacts Los Angeles County’s high school students. Alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse were the leading addiction struggles among both adults and teenagers in the county, but teens also abused other drugs that are very harmful. About 7% abused inhalants; 5% abused cocaine; and 5% abused MDMA.1
Between 2014 and 2015, according to the NDEWS survey, treatment admissions for heroin went up. While this may appear to be a good thing at first, as it may indicate increased utilization of available rehabilitation services, it may also reflect wider abuse of heroin since more people then need help. Treatment admissions for methamphetamine abuse also went up, indicating that more people struggled with meth abuse, which is extremely harmful to overall health.1
Illicit drugs can be very addictive, and they can rapidly lead to overdose or death. Contact us today to find an appropriate treatment center. Our recovery advisors can provide information about programs that are a good fit for your situation.
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