Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• Deaths from substance abuse are occurring at a much higher rate than ever before. Studies now show that roughly 145 to 190 American residents die every day as a result of drug and alcohol abuse and the activities that go along with those types of abuses. This is pretty staggering and it's very safe to say that the United States has one of the worst overdose death rates per capita in the world. This is a big problem in California and it has begun to affect Oakdale too, as this state sees the most deaths of them all.
• There is no doubt in anyone's mind that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction are a growing problem to say the least. This is an issue that only worsens more and more as the years go by. For example, in 2002 there were about fourteen to fifteen thousand drug and alcohol addicts in the entire country. Now there are close to twenty-five million. The problem here is that drug and alcohol use had been getting more popular and more widely accepted to the point where more and more Americans are doing these substances now than ever before. The problem grows daily in California and in Oakdale specifically.
1. For one, Oakdale has a large young adult population, and the young adult demographic is by far the most likely to abuse drugs and alcohol in the nation.
2. Furthermore, Oakdale also rests by itself to a degree, and it acts as an ideal staging site for the trafficking of narcotics into this part of the state as it is.Those two factors alone tend to make for higher than normal substance abuse statistics on a per capita basis in Oakdale than would be found in other cities of similar sizes. What can be done about this issue? Easily the best way to handle it is first with prevention. For Oakdale specifically, this would involve a project on the behalf of law enforcement to try and get drugs out of the area by ramping up prevention tactics and drug busts and drug task force divisions. Once the drug trafficking presence has been removed from this city and the surrounding areas, then the next logical step would be to provide rehabilitation to those in this area who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The sad truth is that drug addicts will find a way no matter what to get drugs into their area one way or another, no matter how strong prevention is. In doing so, the preventative measures will have all been for naught unless the local addicts in Oakdale actually do get rehabilitated. By putting these individuals through rehabilitation centers and programs this threat is actively and strongly reduced. With effective detoxification and rehabilitation, the drug problem in Oakdale can finally be brought down by quite a bit.