Addiction and Treatment Statistics for South San Francisco, California

South San Francisco is home to 63,000 people and is part of the San Mateo County community. As the birthplace of biotechnology, South San Francisco continues to hold an important place in the biotech marketplace as a home to companies like Genentech, Inc.

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Substance Abuse In South San Francisco And San Mateo County

As part of San Mateo County, South San Francisco has a problem with drug and alcohol abuse that needs to be addressed. The opioid crisis in the area has gotten so severe that San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against drug distributors in an attempt to stop opioid distribution.

Here are some statistics that show the extent of the substance abuse issues in San Mateo County:

  • In San Mateo County in 2017, 97 people died due to drug use.
  • Of those 97 deaths, 11 resulted from heroin use and 26 were due to other opioids.
  • For the fiscal year 2016-2017 in San Mateo County, 588 people visited medical facilities for opioid use symptoms.

Traveling For The Best Program

Though the South San Francisco area offers a number of alcohol and drug centers, sometimes the best addiction treatment is found away from home.

Traveling will often lead to a better rehab program that is more tailored to an individual’s unique needs, which improves the chance of a lasting recovery.

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