Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Lafayette, California

Lafayette, California is a Contra Costa County community with around 24,000 people who live within its boundaries. It is well known for its beautiful landscapes and gently rolling hills. The affluent community often finds that its residents struggle with addiction, and nearby treatment facilities are helpful to those who need addiction treatment services.

Rehab Centers In Lafayette, California

Lafayette no longer has an in-town treatment center, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Those who need drug and alcohol treatment will have to look in one of the nearby communities, like Walnut Creek or Berkeley, for help.

Rehab Centers Near Lafayette, California

Though Lafayette does not have its own drug and alcohol rehab center, many nearby communities provide outpatient treatment options.

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Substance Abuse In Lafayette & Contra Costa County

The people of Lafayette are well-versed in drug and alcohol addiction problems. In fact, Contra Costa County continues to battle addiction, with opioids as a specific problem. Some statistics that show how far-reaching the problem is in Contra Costa include:

  • Over 100 people in Contra Costa died due to opioid overdose between 2015-2016.
  • In 2016, the county, which has a population of 1.1 million people, had over 760,000 opioid prescriptions written.
  • In 2015, over 100 emergency room visits were due to opioid overdose.
  • Today, opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death for people between the ages of 25 and 64 in the county.

Traveling For The Best Program

Leaving the local community to seek drug or alcohol addiction treatment may feel frightening, but it can often bring more positive results. Traveling for treatment creates more opportunities for finding the right program and also removes triggers and stressors from home that may be making the addiction problem worse.

With so many specialized programs throughout the country, being willing to travel is always a good idea when seeking treatment. Discuss addiction treatment options with a treatment specialist at to see what the best treatment opportunity may be.

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