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Drug Addiction in California

The Epicenter of Drug Woes

California, whether its millions of residents like it or not, is ground zero for a significant portion of all the drug trafficking in the country. Its border, ocean access, and the deeply rooted criminal networks based in the greater Los Angeles area contribute to unspeakable levels of drug addiction and drug crime nationwide.

CA boasts the largest gang population in the country, the largest hub of human trafficking in the nation, the most medical marijuana users, and, in general, some of the largest populations of drug addicts in the nation. There is more indoor and outdoor marijuana production in California than most of the rest of the country combined as well as meth production and corporate prescription narcotic production. Los Angeles is also the central production hub of a great deal of the nation's celebrity and entertainment culture, which every day publishes and promotes drug use on television, the internet, in magazines and every other form of popular culture imaginable. The public addiction treatment centers of San Diego have over 12,000 admissions a year just by themselves, more than some entire states do annually. In other words, to cure California of its drug woes is to cure the nation.

Drug addicts of every shape and sort are found in large numbers in California. The notoriety of the crack cocaine epidemic is due in large parts to the destruction it wrought in urban Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Pacific Ocean beach communities have been favorite destinations for poor and homeless heroin and cocaine addicts for decades. LA and San Francisco has a disproportionate level of alcoholics and marijuana abusers, and methamphetamine is shipped and produced by the pound in California every day. It is also thought that almost all of the supply of PCP in the country is controlled and distributed by California drug gangs.

Addiction Treatment Struggles to Keep Pace

California also has some of the largest resources of drug addiction treatment programs in the country to try to stem the tide. Estimates for the costs of drug addiction in California are as much as $4 billion annually. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and other denominations of Twelve Step programs are held in downtown and urban centers across South California on a regular basis. While dwindling, California still the largest amount of public drug treatment programs in the nation. And there is, of course, the plethora of drug rehab resorts in California to treat the many celebrities who need to clean up their hard-partying lifestyle, even if only for a brief period of time.

However, California is also part of the nation-wide boom in private, affordable addiction treatment facilities. Our centers for addiction recovery treat all forms of abuse, from opiate and other hardcore drug addiction to behavioral and mental health-related addictions and diseases. Particularly in the drug-fueled and accepting societies and business of Southern California, the suffering of addiction drags on for years for far too many people, resulting in countless overdoses, broken homes, and drug-related crimes. If you or someone you know has a drug abuse problem anywhere in California, we can help connect you with an addiction treatment program that can help with detoxification as well as the therapy and counseling that will help create a stable and sober life for our patients once more.

Cities in California that have a significant drug abuse problem: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Long Beach, Riverside, Oakland, Stockton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Modesto, Irvine

Counties with the largest concentrations of drug abuse problems: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernandino, Santa Clara, Alameda, Sacramento, Contra Costa, Fresno, Ventura, Kern, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo.

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