Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Aptos, California

Situated on Seacliff State Beach near Santa Cruz, the community of Aptos is a beautiful, rural location in Santa Cruz County. It is home to around 6,200 people and has many beautiful natural areas to explore. Yet in spite of this tranquil setting, Aptos has a struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, making treatment facilities a necessity for its residents.

Rehab Centers In Aptos, California

Aptos, California once had an outpatient treatment center, but that facility has since moved. Those in search of an alcohol or drug rehab center in Aptos will need to look elsewhere for treatment.

Rehab Centers Near Aptos, California

Aptos is not far from the larger city of Santa Cruz, which offers several addiction treatment centers.

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Substance Abuse In Aptos & Santa Cruz County

Substance abuse problems in Aptos and Santa Cruz County have been growing, and local law enforcement indicates the county has insufficient services to handle all of the need. Some of the important statistics that show this include:

  • Around 1,300 people get treatment a year, compared to over 21,000 that need it.
  • Drug and alcohol binge-drinking and marijuana use is reported by 7 percent of Santa Cruz County seventh graders. This increases to 17 percent of 9th graders and 31 percent of 11th graders.
  • Santa Cruz County has the highest rate in the region for children living with parents who abuse drugs or alcohol, with a rate of 19.3 percent.

Traveling For The Best Program

Though the area around Aptos does offer a large number of treatment options, sometimes they will not be the best choice. Traveling away from home and even out of state can also limit the amount of temptation an individual faces during a rehab program. For many, being willing to travel means a greater variety of treatment options and, ultimately, greater success.

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