Addiction and Treatment Statistics for El Cajon, California

Home to nearly 104,000 residents, the city of El Cajon, California is nestled in a valley about 17 miles east of San Diego’s downtown. Each year in May, El Cajon celebrates diversity in the city with a free event, “America on Main Street.” El Cajon is also home to a variety of addiction treatment centers for residents struggling with addiction.

Rehab Centers In El Cajon, California

There are two primary drug and alcohol rehab centers in El Cajon, California.

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Rehab Centers Near El Cajon, California

Travel just a few minutes into the surrounding areas like San Diego and it’s possible to find more drug and alcohol rehab centers near El Cajon.

Substance Abuse in El Cajon & San Diego County

El Cajon and the surrounding areas are affected by alcohol and drug abuse. According to San Diego County officials, the following facts about substance use disorders were true for the area:

  • Over 500 people died of unintentional drug- or alcohol-related causes in 2016.
  • Addiction, homelessness, and mental health are often underlying causes of these deaths.
  • As of March 2018, San Diego received $54.6 million in funding to treat substance use disorders.
  • The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unveiled a treatment plan for substance use disorders that would pump an additional $179.6 million into resources.

Traveling For The Best Program

Residents of El Cajon, California are fortunate that they are close to a wealth of substance use disorder treatment programs. In some cases, though, an individual could have a better chance of recovery if they travel outside the immediate area for treatment. Our treatment specialists can provide comprehensive guidance and information regarding the best program for a loved one.

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