Addiction and Treatment Statistics for La Mesa, California

La Mesa, California is a San Diego County community located just a few miles from downtown San Diego. Home to over 57,000 people, this community has a vibrant art and cultural scene with festivals like Oktoberfest and the annual Flag Day. Yet even with all of the festivities that La Mesa is known for, many in the community find themselves struggling with addiction. However, local addiction treatment centers offer support.

Rehab Centers In La Mesa, California

La Mesa has a number of rehab center options for residents who need help for drug addiction or alcohol abuse problems.

Rehab Centers Near La Mesa, California

Not far from La Mesa, additional alcohol and drug rehab centers in San Diego and Lemon Grove expand the options available to those seeking treatment.

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Substance Abuse In La Mesa & San Diego County

In La Mesa, drug addiction problems continue to plague the local community. A look at the statistics for San Diego County show how challenging the problem has become for some residents of La Mesa:

  • In 2017, 253 people died due to prescription drug abuse in San Diego County.
  • In 2015, 7,501 visits to the emergency room were due to opioid abuse problems.
  • That year, 14 percent of high school 11th grade students reported prescription drug abuse.
  • Among arrested adults, 49 percent admitted to misusing prescription medications.
  • In 2016, 28 percent of those who entered treatment did so for heroin use.

Traveling For The Best Program

Finding addiction treatment that works well for an individual’s needs is not always easy, even when the local community offers several options. Finding the right program for personal circumstances often requires travel outside of the local community. Those who are willing to leave La Mesa may find a rich range of rehab centers available.

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