Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• Sadly, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction is now a much bigger problem in our schools than it ever was before, and particularly in California too. Studies show that about one out of every school-age adolescents have tried a hard, illegal, street drug by the time he or she turns eighteen. One out of every five such individuals tries prescription drugs for abusive purposes before completing school or before turning eighteen. About fifty percent of them abuse marijuana or abuse alcohol before they turn eighteen too.
• Cocaine use and abuse is back and with a passion too, and this problem has begun to take over the middle class adults of the United States, particularly those in the American Southwest and the Southeast as well, and out West in California too. The issue is quite severe especially with crack, cocaine’s more condensed, stronger, and more addictive and dangerous counterpart. About half a million Americans are addicted to it, and hundreds die from it every year.
• Marijuana is the number one gateway drug in the nation, especially in California. Becoming addicted to marijuana is bad enough by itself, but the problem then gets a lot worse when one begins to go on to abuse some other type of drug too. For some more data on it, this isn’t to say that anyone and everyone who abuses marijuana will go on to abuse heavy and hard drugs, but it is to say that almost every single illegal street drug addict and every illegally-obtained drug addict started with marijuana as their first drug. For this reason alone marijuana should remain outlawed and prevented from being used and abused.