Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• Cocaine use and abuse is back and with a passion too, and this problem has begun to take over the middle class adults of the United States, particularly those in the American Southwest and the Southeast as well. The issue is quite severe especially with crack, cocaine’s more condensed, stronger, and more addictive and dangerous counterpart. About half a million Americans are addicted to it, and hundreds die from it every year.
• Marijuana is the number one gateway drug in the nation. Becoming addicted to marijuana is bad enough by itself, but the problem then gets a lot worse when one begins to go on to abuse some other type of drug too. For some more data on it, this isn’t to say that anyone and everyone who abuses marijuana will go on to abuse heavy and hard drugs, but it is to say that almost every single illegal street drug addict and every illegally-obtained drug addict started with marijuana as their first drug. For this reason alone, marijuana should remain outlawed and prevented from being used and abused.
• In 2013, 22.7 million Americans needed treatment for a substance use disorder of one kind or another, almost 9% of the population over the age of 12 to be exact. Only about 2.5 million received such treatment at a specialty facility though. It is estimated that more than 41% of treatment admissions that year were for alcohol abuse, 20 % of admissions were for opiate addiction treatment, and 17% were for the treatment of marijuana abuse too.