Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Escondido, California

Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Escondido, California

Escondido, California is situated 30 miles from downtown San Diego and is part of San Diego County. It was first settled by the Luiseno people. Today, visitors come from all over the world to visits landmark sites like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. For residents of Escondido, alcohol and drug rehab centers are available both in town and nearby.

Rehab Centers in Escondido, California

Besides the VA San Diego Healthcare System Outpatient Facility, Escondido, California has one addiction treatment center.

Rehab Centers Near Escondido, California

While Escondido does have treatment programs available, families may want to consider looking at other options in San Marcos, Vista, and other cities throughout San Diego County.

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Substance Abuse In Escondido & San Diego County

San Diego County is battling an opioid abuse crisis just like most of California. Their San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force is helping to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs in this area. Other essential drug use facts about Escondido and San Diego County include:

  • In 2016, around 75 percent of all arrests in San Diego County involved drug use.
  • Fifty-eight percent of women arrested tested positive for methamphetamine use and 55 percent of men.
  • Prescription drug abuse and the use of heroin remain a significant problem in the area. In 2016, more than half of arrestees admitted to abusing prescription drugs in their lives and said they were easy to get in San Diego County.

Traveling For The Best Program

Escondido, California does offer a couple of drug treatment options, but families may want to consider traveling to other communities, and even other states, to find the right treatment program for the person’s situation. For more information about substance abuse treatment in California and other areas of the United States, contact

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