Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Arcata, California

Arcata, California, is in the northern part of Humboldt Bay in the Humboldt Bay region. Home to 17,231 people, it is home to Humboldt State University and an office of the Federal Bureau of Land Management. Even though Arcata has much to offer its residents, some will find themselves struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Accessible treatment is crucial.

Rehab Centers In Arcata, California

Arcata does not have many addiction treatment centers, but it does offer some behavioral health services to its residents at one location.

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Rehab Centers Near Arcata, California

Those living in Arcata may not have many treatment facilities in town, but not far from the community are additional options in Eureka.

Substance Abuse In Arcata & Humboldt County

Drug use in Arcata and the rest of Humboldt County is on the rise. According to officials, the number of drug-related deaths continues to increase, leading to serious problems in the region. Some statistics include:

  • In 2017, 49 people in Humboldt County died due to drug overdose. Of those, 29 percent were due to methamphetamine and other stimulants.
  • Opioids accounted for 12 percent of the overdose deaths.
  • Alcohol use came in third with 20 percent of the deaths due to intoxication, chronic alcohol abuse, or alcohol-related diseases.
  • For 18 percent of the people who died, multiple drugs were in their systems.

Traveling For The Best Program

Though the area around Arcata features a number of treatment options, sometimes they will not be the right fit. Traveling away from home, or even out of California to another state, allows individuals to distance themselves from temptations and unhealthy environments. For many, being willing to travel also means a greater variety of treatment options geared towards individual needs.

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