Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad, California is a city of about 115,000 people in north San Diego County known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back lifestyle. For residents struggling with problems related to substance abuse or addiction, there are local rehab centers in the region.

Rehab Centers In Carlsbad, California

Although the city has a population of more than 115,000, Carlsbad has limited options for addiction. However, there is one rehab center available.

Rehab Centers Near Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad is located approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and about 90 miles south of Los Angeles. It is centered on the east and west of Interstate 5. Drug and alcohol rehab centers are located in Oceanside to the north, Vista to the east, and Encinitas to the south.

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Substance Abuse In Carlsbad & San Diego County

San Diego County maintains complete statistics on drug and alcohol use disorders and indicators within the county. Current statistics are maintained primarily in relation to arrests for drug or alcohol-related crimes:

  • San Diego County reported that in 2017, marijuana was previously used by almost all adult arrestees (90% self-report), with first use starting around age 14.
  • Methamphetamine use increased between 2016 and 2017, according to the county of San Diego, reaching an 18-year high for individuals who had been arrested.
  • Fentanyl was only abused by 9% of arrestees in 2017 in San Diego County, but 47% of people arrested stated they had misused prescription opioids.

Traveling For the Best Program

Carlsbad residents have one adolescent substance use disorder treatment program in their community. Carlsbad is located within a few minutes of freeway driving to additional treatment options in Oceanside and Vista. However, in can be in a person’s best interest to keep options open and be willing to travel long distances for treatment.

For more information on traveling for the right addiction treatment center, contact

August 2018 Report Adult Arrestee -

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