About La Mirada: The City and the Area in Review and in Summary
La Mirada is a lovely and popular city in southeast Los Angeles County, in the state of California, in the United States, and is one of the Gateway Cities too. The population was 48,527 at the 2010 census as reported by the United States Census Bureau, up from 46,783 at the 2000 census. The city of La Mirada was listed on CNN Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live" list which earned it even more popularity and recognition. La Mirada placed 34th on the list, with the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center as two of its main attributes. It is also the home of Biola University, an evangelical Christian institution of higher education.
The city has grown a lot in popularity and the population has surged as a result. The city’s economy has begun to grow and tourism has also grown very strong here.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction on the Rise in La Mirada and Across the Nation
Sadly, drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general has been getting worse and worse as the years have gone by and the problem now impacts the nation in a big way and on a large scale. For example:
• Substance abuse and addiction is a problem for every type and demographic of Americans in the nation. This used to be just an issue for grown adults between the ages of 25 and 45 that tended to be in poverty class, lower class, or middle class income levels. Now however there are hundreds of thousands of drug and addicts in every possible age range and there are millions of drug and alcohol addicts in all different income levels too.
• Almost every person has seen or heard about the terrors of drug and alcohol addiction in some way, shape, or form. In fact, substance abuse is now so pervasive in the United States that roughly one out of every eight Americans knows someone who is a substance abuser and approximately one out of every 20 Americans is closely connected through familial ties or personal relations to someone who is a drug or alcohol addict.
• Addiction is now a bigger problem with young adults, teens, adolescents, and the youths of the nation than it ever has been before. This is quite scary because this demographic gets affected the worst by addiction when they are addicted. This means that young adults are far more likely to commit crimes, get killed, and in general get into and cause trouble as a result of substance abuse that older adults are.
Rehabilitation Sought as a Solution for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in La Mirada
Drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general have made very big and very scary impacts on the residents and locals of La Mirada. For years now this has been an issue that has simply been getting worse and worse and worse as the years have gone by with no real sign or indicator of them getting any better or lessening in any way at all. There have been a few key points and factors that have exacerbated the situation in La Mirada and the surrounding areas specifically, and these are:
• La Mirada lies directly on some major trafficking lines for drug running from Mexico and up into this quadrant of the United States. Trafficked drugs like heroin, meth, and cocaine make a big difference in the substance abuse crisis in La Mirada as it is these drugs that are by far abused the most often.
• La Mirada also has a big problem when it comes to youth drug and alcohol abuse. For quite some time now the youth population of this area has been seriously affected by growing drug and alcohol abuse issues in this area that have seemed to not relax and instead only get worse.
• La Mirada finally has a pretty intense and severe drug problem with the upper middle class residents of the area. With this demographic it is prescription pills and alcohol that are abused the most by far. This demographic for some time now has been struggling with these two drugs. The tricky aspect of this situation is that these drugs, (prescription pills and alcohol), are both legal so they are hard to police.
Hard times in La Mirada like the above call for desperate measures indeed. This is a crisis in La Mirada, and it is now a new one by any means at all. It is time for those who are addicted in this area to make some significant changes in their loves to effectively end drug and alcohol addiction in their lives once and for all. This type of change is affected by those who are addicted taking a course through an inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment center, detox facility, rehabilitation program, and recovery organization.
At a long term rehab center, anyone who is addicted in La Mirada can finally go free from drug and alcohol addiction. Addiction is a nightmare to say the least, and it has been for some time now. With the help of a rehab center in CA, this nightmare can finally end for those who are most seriously affected by it once and for all. Inpatient rehabs offer stellar detoxification services to eradicate chemical dependence, and they also offer powerful counseling methods to eradicate mental addiction. With rehab, anyone addicted in La Mirada can and must finally go free from addiction once and for all.