Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• There were about twenty-four percent of teens in Newman who were surveyed in the 2000 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study who admitted to misusing or abusing a prescription drug at least once in their lifetimes. Since 2008, that figure has increased by 33 percent. More and more young adults are abusing prescription drugs annually all across the nation and in small towns like Newman.
• Among young adults of the age range of 18 to 25 in Newman, monthly prescription drug abuse during 2012 was 5.3 percent, similar to the rates in 2010 and 2011. In 2015 though, it had jumped to over ten percent. Overall, the rate of prescription drug abuse among young adults aged 18 to 25 has increased from its mid-high rates during the years from 2003 to 2007 (ranging from 5.9 to 6.5 percent) to its highest rates (10 to 15 percent) in 2015. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, the number of adolescents from Newman who were seen in an emergency department (ED) for the use of illicit drugs and the misuse or abuse of pharmaceuticals skyrocketed from 2004 to 2014.
• In adults of the age 18 and over in the U.S., and in small cities like Newman, the overall prevalence rate of opioid use disorder has been estimated at no less than 37 %. As there are many opioid users that are incarcerated at any given point, this rate is likely an underestimate too, so it might be closer to 45% all told.