Addiction and Treatment Statistics for South Lake Tahoe, California

Situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and on the California/Nevada border, South Lake Tahoe is home to over 21,000 people. While this city boasts of recreation, there are also several residents struggling with addiction. Fortunately, South Lake Tahoe has several treatment facilities in and around the city to help individuals get the care they need.

Substance Abuse In South Lake Tahoe And El Dorado County

Alcohol and drug abuse issues have touched every city in California and across the United States. A few statistics associated with substance use in the South Lake Tahoe region include:

  • Between 2008 and 2016, more than 17,000 California residents lost their lives due to an opioid overdose.
  • Between 2008 and 2016, there were at least 85 opioid-related deaths in El Dorado County alone.
  • In 2016, it was estimated that 5.1 percent of people over the age of 12 in El Dorado County misused opioids.

Traveling For The Best Program

Many people who decide to enroll in substance abuse treatment end up in an alcohol and drug rehab center outside of their hometown. Getting away from your ordinary circumstances can be beneficial to your recovery process.

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