Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Temecula, California

The city of Temecula, California is home to roughly 114,327 people. Temecula provides a number of interesting sights to see and things to do.

Residents and visitors can see buildings dating back to the 1800s in the Old Town section of the city and learn more about Temecula’s history at Temecula Valley Museum. There is also the Temecula Duck Pond, which serves as a war veteran memorial.

Substance Abuse In Temecula And Riverside County

The abuse of methamphetamine and narcotics in Riverside County has become a serious problem in Temecula and Riverside County in the past few years.

  • Between 2012 and 2014, there were 930 drug overdose deaths in Riverside County. That number increased to 981 deaths from 2013 to 2015. Between 2014 and 2016, there were 1,017 deaths in the county due to drug overdoses.
  • Riverside County had a total of 107 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016. This number represents a decrease compared to 2014.
  • Law enforcement seized a total of 150 pounds of heroin in 2013 in Riverside County. In 2014, they seized 220 pounds, and that number rose to 395 pounds in 2015.
  • Police seized 1,567 pounds of methamphetamine in Riverside County in 2013. In 2014, they seized 2,394 pounds. That number increased to 2,546 pounds in 2015.
  • Riverside County had a rate of 12 per 1,000 residents of buprenorphine prescriptions written for medication-assisted treatment in 2016. Compared to the number of prescriptions written in 2014, this represents an increase of nine percent.

Traveling For The Best Program

Some people will need to look outside of Temecula to other towns and cities that have substance abuse programs to better suit their situation and individual needs. This helps many people receive the most effective and appropriate care to overcome addiction successfully.

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