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Drug Addiction Treatment in Michigan Cities such as Detroit and Flint have a reputation of being some of the most impoverished, job-starved, and crime- and drug-craving parts of the country.  There is no doubt that there is a lot of drug abuse and crime filling the streets in Detroit. Recent efforts to reduce drug crimes and  homicides received results that still leave Detroit as one of the most dangerous cities in America. Michigan's economy has been hit especially hard by the development of and flight to suburban neighborhoods as foreclosures and vacant buildings continue to dominate large parts of urban areas.

Detroit has a particularly high occurrence of nearly all types of substance abuse. Heroincocaine and crack cocaine, and prescription drugs all are readily available and commonly abused on the streets of Detroit. While street crime has been a huge concern in the area since the 1970's, the final destruction of much of the manufacturing industry in Michigan in the last twenty years has made a huge difference on the situation.

Decades of Abuse Create New Tragedies

Many people that were once easily employed now turn to drug trafficking to feed themselves, and those that slide into poverty are extremely vulnerable to the temptation to self-medicate their worries away. This issue has taken on another extreme dimension now that prescription narcotics such as oxycontin enter the mix. These pills are sold by the hundreds of millions every year all across America, quickly making drug overdose the number one cause of accidental death in America in 2010. Now that many opiate pill providers have changed their formulas so that they are not as easy to abuse, this has led to another mass tragedy - those that can no longer get high on prescription opiates will quickly turn to heroin. Especially in Michigan, this had led to heroin distribution and abuse on a scale never seen before in suburbs and upper-class neighborhoods.

In Michigan, demand outpaces supply when it comes to addiction treatment. But so too does education about drug abuse. The fact is that the chemical addiction to opiates, cocaine, methamphetamine, and alcohol are not something that can easily be resisted. Even when a psychological will is strong it often cannot overcome the signals the brain sends telling an addict's body that it needs to get high again.

This is why those that have loved ones struggling with drug addiction need to understand that looking after the welfare of someone with an addiction takes hard choices. An intervention or other traumatic incident will probably have to take place before someone even learns to accept that they have a problem. From there, they will then have to choose if they can commit to an addiction treatment program.

Many individuals struggling with heroin and prescription opiate abuse are unfortunately destined to relapse or at the very least have serious doubts on a regular basis as to whether they can stay clean. However, when surrounded by a group of peers in recovery as well as compassionate and hard-working counselors, the chances of staying off temptation increase significantly. It is this companionship that will bring about the most valuable tools in the fight against addiction: self-esteem and courage.

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Cities in Michigan with high rates of drug abuse: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Warren, Saginaw, Sterling Heights, Muskegon, and Dearborn

Counties in Michigan with ongoing drug addiction issues: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Kent, Genesee, Washtenaw, Ottawa, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Saginaw, Muskegon, Berrien, Saint Clair, Monroe, Jackson, Livingston, and Calhoun