Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Cerritos, California

Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Cerritos, California

Once called Dairy Valley because of all of the dairy farms in the region, the southern California city of Cerritos in Los Angeles County is home to almost 50,000 people. However, its close proximity to the larger LA metro area means drugs are readily accessible, and many in the community may need to seek nearby treatment options.

Rehab Centers In Cerritos, California

Cerritos used to have its own addiction treatment center, but that facility has since moved to a nearby community. Those looking for addiction help will need to travel away from home to find it.

Rehab Centers Near Cerritos, California

In the communities surrounding Cerritos, those in need of addiction help have a number of treatment options. Check out rehab centers in Artesia, Hawaiian Gardens, and Norfolk.

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Substance Abuse In Cerritos & Los Angeles County

Drug addiction, and opioid addiction in particular, are serious issues for the people of Los Angeles County and Cerritos. Understanding how these impact everyone is important in understanding the need for addiction treatment. Here are some key statistics to consider:

  • In 2013, 377 people in Los Angeles County died due to opioid use alone.
  • In 2014, over 700 people died from drug abuse problems, including prescription opioids.
  • That was more than the number of people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents or because of firearms.
  • Drug overdose is one of the top five causes of premature death in the county.

Traveling For The Best Program

Since Cerritos does not have a dedicated treatment facility, those who need addiction treatment will need to travel away from home. How far from home they travel depends on their needs, and sometimes traveling farther from home means more addiction treatment options. Those who are willing to leave the state of California may find greater success in their treatment.

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