The small city of Hawthorne, California, is home to just under 87,000 residents, but it has been listed by USA Today as one of the worst places to live in the United States.1,2 A higher-than-average cost of living, combined with lower-than-average income, puts residents of Hawthorne at a disadvantage for owning homes or establishing security in their lives. This kind of stress may increase the risk of substance abuse and subsequent addiction.
In Los Angeles County, more than 34% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old reported binge drinking in 2016, with nearly 15% of those struggling with alcoholism.3 Further, about 22% of individuals in this age range reporting abusing illegal drugs, with an estimated 9% of those suffering from a drug addiction.3
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, detox and rehab options are available. Whether you want to stay close to home or travel for rehab, there is an appropriate program for everybody. It all depends on your unique needs and situation. Don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance. Rehab can help you on your road to a happier and healthier life.
1.Data.io: Hawthorne, CA.
2.USA Today. (2016). 50 worst cities to live in: 24/7 Wall St.
3. County of Los Angeles Public Health. Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Medical Director’s Brief. Costs of Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse/Abuse. August 2016.