Seal Beach is a pleasant and relatively quiet and peaceful city in Orange County, in the state of California. As of the 2010 census as reported by the United States Census Bureau the population was 24,168, up from 24,157 at the 2000 census. The city has for a long time maintained itself as a pleasant and enjoyable and peaceful bedroom community and suburb of some of the bigger, more metropolitan cities and urban areas.
Seal Beach is conveniently located in the westernmost corner of Orange County. To the northwest, just across the border with Los Angeles County, lie the city of Long Beach and the adjacent San Pedro Bay. To the southeast are Huntington Harbor, a neighborhood of Huntington Beach, and Sunset Beach, also part of Huntington Beach. To the east lie the city of Westminster and the neighborhood of West Garden Grove, part of the city of Garden Grove. To the north lie the unincorporated community of Rossmoor and the city of Los Alamitos. A majority of the city's acreage is devoted to the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach military base too, which provides a lot of jobs and cash-flow for the city.
The major employer in Seal Beach is The Boeing Company, employing roughly 1,000 people all in all. Its facility was originally built to manufacture the second stage of the Saturn V rocket for NASA's Apollo manned space flight missions to the Moon and for the Skylab program. Furthermore, Boeing Homeland Security & Services, (airport security, etc.), is based in Seal Beach and Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems, (satellite systems and classified programs both), is headquartered in Seal Beach too. All of these programs employ lots of local residents, and the local military base provides lots of business for the local stores and companies in Seal Beach.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Substance Abuse Makes an Impact on Seal Beach
Sadly, there has been a lot of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in and around Seal Beach. The city and the surrounding areas have veritably run amuck with drug and alcohol abuse issues and problems of pretty high significance. There has been little to no progress on getting this issue resolved. Substance abuse was never a real problem in Seal Beach prior to the economic recession of 2008, so the local residents and the law enforcement of the area had little to no experience dealing with these problems in the past.
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction is now a very real problem in Seal Beach, as it is all across the nation. For example:
• Sadly, it is true that Americans are abusing drugs at a much, much earlier age than they used to be back in the day. This particularly dangerous because when an adult abuses a drug for the first time, he or she can often stop right then and there. However, when an adolescent abuses a drug for the first time, odds are that he or she will become addicted to whatever substance he or she was using and abusing. To highlight on this, the average age for first-time users of drugs is now between thirteen and fourteen, instead of sixteen to seventeen like it was only just a few years ago.
• There are almost as many alcohol addicts in the United States than Americans who are addicted to drugs, (and all of the different types of them), combined. There exist in fact a full sixteen and a half million adults of the age of 18 and older that are legitimately afflicted with an alcohol addiction of one kind or another. This statistics includes an unfortunate and miserable 10.8 million men and 5.8 million women all in all.
Rehabilitation: How Those Addicted in Seal Beach are Going to Beat the Habit Once and for All
Blank has fallen under the effects of drug and alcohol addiction the likes of which this city and the surrounding areas has never seen before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, (NSDUH), both mentioned in recent survey reports that this state, and many of the small cities in this state were suffering with drug and alcohol addiction. The issue is a pretty severe one to say the least.
This is exactly what inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment centers, detox facilities, rehab programs, and recovery organizations are supposed to help with, and this is exactly how Seal Beach is going to get back on its feet.
Inpatient rehab is working hard to offer effective detox for those who are chemically addicted in Seal Beach. Furthermore, these same rehab programs also have all of the counseling, therapy, holistic approaches, group therapies, and supportive techniques needed to help those in and around this area to finally be able to effectively beat drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse once and for all. Dealing with an addiction is never easy or simple, but with rehab, Seal Beach actually stands a chance at making some very big and some very positive changes.