In National City, California, drugs and alcohol are an ongoing part of life for many residents. In the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, it was noted that, between 2005 and 2010 in the San Diego area, 15.3% of residents over the age of 12 reported using an illicit drug, 11.1% reported use of marijuana, and 5.3% said they used prescription medications nonmedically.1
SAMHSA also reports that about 11.6% of the population had a substance use disorder in the past year—a number significantly higher than the 9.6% average in California and the national average of 9%.1
Substance use disorders have hit National City hard, and many families are in crisis as a result. The difficulty for many is in determining when it is time to seek treatment. Though every person is different, in general, families should consider some level of treatment when:
- Use of the drug takes precedence over other responsibilities at work or home.
- Their loved one lies to cover up use of certain substances.
- Their family member experiences extreme mental health or physical health issues due to or exacerbated by continued substance abuse.
- Their loved one has really tried to quit and been unsuccessful on their own.
Do you or a family member need help with a substance abuse problem? Reach out and find out more about the types of treatment available by calling now.
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
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