Tag Archives: Drug Abuse Statistics

Santa Clara, California Opioid Addiction Statistics and Trends
Nearly 2 million people live in Santa Clara County, and several recent developments concerning the opioid crisis point to a few major factors contributing to the problem. Santa Clara County serves as an example of how addiction hurts more than just the individual: Its reach can affect entire communities. In 2016 alone, there were 66 opioid overdose-related deaths in Santa Clara County. Drug Trafficking in California California has unique concerns when it comes to drugs compared to other states. Mexican drug cartels control most of the heroin flowing into the United States, and Santa Clara law enforcement officials have cited the area as ...

How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills
All parents inevitably have to have a talk with their children concerning drugs. As children grow older, they are more likely to encounter different types of drugs through friends and schoolmates, and it’s important that they understand the risks of experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The dangers of most illicit drugs are well-known, but many teens don’t recognize the inherent dangers of prescription medications. Since prescription pills are legal, many people across all age default to assuming they are safe. Starting the Conversation About Prescription Drugs When it’s time to talk to your teen about the dangers of prescription pills, refer to ...

Drug Abuse, Trafficking and Addiction in California’s Central Valley
California’s Central Valley stretches from Bakersfield in the south to Redding in the north. The Valley encompasses a great deal of the state’s interior, and includes major cities including Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Visalia and Bakersfield. Though it is not as densely populated as the major cities of California, the valley’s substance abuse and addiction rates are well above those in the metropolitan areas. Drugs are Abundant in California’s Central Valley Though much of Central Valley is still made up of rural areas and agricultural centers, the availability of drugs throughout the valley rivals the access found in cities such as San Diego, ...

Rates of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Amador County, California
As of 2010, Amador County, California, was home to more than 38,000 citizens, and a recent government study of drug and alcohol related issues sheds some light on why these problems occur at a higher rate in Amador. The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs as well as the Center for Applied Research Solutions, Inc., spearheaded this study. What follows is an assessment of the findings to provide readers with statistics and insights to spread awareness about drug and alcohol abuse in their communities. Hopefully, this research will help spur local leaders to take action against the factors that enable ...