Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• There is a lot of concern and worry going on right now in regards to the nationwide heroin epidemic that has hit the United States of America. It is especially bad in California. This is a very concerning issue to say the least, and if more actions are not taken to prevent it then it will only grow much worse. Currently the only way to completely handle a heroin addiction issue in any given area is to rehabilitate everyone in that area who is addicted to heroin. Some effort is being made at this but progress is not being made quick enough.
• Crisis after crisis has presented itself in the form of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. However, nothing quite shows the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol like the sheer number of Americans who are in some way affected by it. By this it is not just meant those who actually are abusing drugs and alcohol, but it is instead meant the family members and loved ones who are also affected. Truth be told, studies show that about one out of every 10 Americans know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, and one out of every five Americans has at some point in their life been adversely affected by somebody who was addicted. In California, because substance abuse is more prevalent, the issue is even worse than that.
• Alcohol abuse and addiction is becoming far more serious and severe in the United States than it has been in the past. This drug is so prevalent and so guarded by the fact that so many American companies make so much money with it that it is very difficult to fight alcohol addiction because it is legal and it is pushed on Americans constantly. For the numbers on it, roughly 20,000,000 Americans are addicted to alcohol, and about 80,000 die every year because of it. Not to mention the fact that alcohol abuse also kills a lot of other people as in the case of drunk driving accidents. In California roughly forty percent of all traffic incidences are caused by alcohol.