Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Visalia, California
Visalia has a population of around 130,000 and is found between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Fresno. Part of the San Joaquin Valley and located near the edge of a vast expanse of national forest, Visalia is known as “The Gateway to the Sequoias.” This beautiful scenery and access to nature, makes Visalia, California a great place to seek treatment for addiction.
Substance Abuse In Visalia And Tulare County
The city of Visalia and Tulare County are experiencing a rise in drug use, especially among young people. The Tulare Joint Union High School districts have a random weekly drug testing program for student-athletes and have found kids as young as 11 experimenting with drugs and alcohol.
Other significant drug facts for Visalia and Tulare County include:
- Tulare County reports that alcohol use rates for ninth graders are well above the state average. 27. 6 to 34.3 percent of ninth graders admit to drinking alcohol in the past month.
- 16.7 to 22.2 percent of ninth- and 11th-grade students in Tulare County state that they use prescription drugs as well.
Traveling For The Best Program
There are some reputable alcohol and drug rehab centers in Visalia, California. It may also make sense to look at other California cities, and even at neighboring states, to ensure you choose the right rehab program for your needs.Article Sources
County of Tulare, California - http://hhsawebdocs.tchhsa.org/Questys.CMx.HHSAWebdocs/File.ashx?id=4247&v=1&x=pdf&r=HHSA_Webdocs