Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Sylmar, California

Sylmar is located in the picturesque San Fernando Valley and is known as one of the more prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Home to around 90,000 people, Sylmar is also the place where the largest cocaine seizure in the world occurred in 1989. Today, Sylmar has a variety of rehab programs available for individuals to get the help they need to overcome addiction.

Substance Abuse In Sylmar And Los Angeles County

The state of California has been hit hard by the opioid crisis that has been wreaking havoc across the United States. Unfortunately, Sylmar has had its fair share of problems as well.

Take a look at some statistics associated with substance abuse in the Sylmar area:

  • There were at least 2,282 deaths caused by drug overdose in Los Angeles County in 2017.
  • Heroin abuse is a significant problem in Los Angeles County, with 30 percent of people enrolled in substance abuse treatment admitting they were addicted to the drug.
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse noted that there were 2,012 opioid-related overdose deaths in California in 2016.

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