Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Bakersfield, California

With a population of 380,000 people, Bakersfield, California offers an exciting and enjoyable place for many to live. However, there are many people in the area who struggle with substance abuse. Those who need to begin the path towards recovery will need to find a rehab program that fits their needs.

Rehab Centers In Bakersfield, California

Due to the city’s large population, there are several drug and alcohol rehab centers located within Bakersfield itself.

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Rehab Centers Near Bakersfield, California

For more addiction treatment centers, consider other local options around an hour’s drive away in Lake Hughes or Porterville.

Substance Abuse In Bakersfield & Kern County

Substance abuse continues to be a pressing problem for Bakersfield and the rest of Kern County. Consider the following area statistics:

  • Kern County has an estimated rate of 25 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people.
  • The percentage of meth-related felonies committed in the county rose from 37.7 percent in 2008 to 50.2 percent in 2014.
  • Over a third of children removed from the home in Kern County were taken due to meth-related causes.

Traveling For The Best Treatment

The best treatment program gives individuals the tools they need to succeed. Finding the right alcohol and drug rehab center may involve traveling beyond Bakersfield, or even California. Although traveling can be a struggle, remember that optimal treatment can make an enormous difference.

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