The city of South Gate, California, is just to the south of Los Angeles. It is home to just over 95,000 residents.1 Its proximity to Los Angeles gives residents of South Gate many opportunities, but it also puts them at risk of all kinds of substance abuse problems. Illicit synthetic drugs like bath salts are an increasing problem in Los Angeles County, including in South Gate.
Between 2009 and 2010, there were 923 drug-related deaths in Los Angeles County.2 Some leading causes of these deaths included opioids, alcohol, cocaine, and other stimulants.2 In LA County, drug overdose is the fourth leading cause of premature death, which is defined as death prior to the expected age.2
Some of these fatalities may be preventable with increased access to rehab and drug detox options. Detox programs can assist a person in withdrawing from drugs and alcohol and help them reach a drug-free, stabilized state. Once they’re stable, they are ready to enter a comprehensive addiction treatment program, where they will receive a combination of interventions, such as individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy, medication-assisted treatment (if applicable), and aftercare planning.
Finding an evidence-based detox and rehabilitation program is critical. Contact us today for help identifying local rehab options or to find the right treatment in a location of your choice.
1. Data.io: South Gate, CA.
2. County of Los Angeles Public Health. Fact Sheet: Drug Use and Misuse in Los Angeles County.