Addiction Treatment Indiana

Addiction Treatment Indiana

Addiction Treatment Indiana – With heroin and cocaine readily available and a statewide epidemic of prescription drug abuse, drug rehab  is sorely needed. For the help you need, call American Addiction Centers today at 877-640-1943.

Cocaine and heroin addiction affects thousands of Hoosiers.ff

Cocaine and heroin are most prevalent in urban areas of Indiana, where cocaine addiction also appears in the more dangerous form of crack addiction. Statewide, more than 21% of Indiana’s federal criminal drug cases involve powder cocaine, and more than 31% involve crack cocaine.

Meanwhile, heroin addiction in Indiana accounts for hundreds of drug rehab admissions per year, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Heroin is available in central Indiana, but usually in smaller quantities. It’s more easily obtained in northern Indiana, and is available from a variety of sources, such as South America, Southwest Asia and Mexico. Statewide, federal agents seized 5.5 kilograms of heroin in 2006. Heroin in Indianapolis sells for $2,500-$3,500 an ounce and $200-$300 a gram, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center.

Drug rehab saves lives.

Fatal drug overdoses are a fast-growing problem in Indiana. According to Indiana University’s Center for Health Policy, drug-induced deaths in Indiana, which used to occur less frequently than the national average, have increased in number so quickly that the state now roughly matches the national average in this awful category. Indiana’s drug-induced mortality rate was 0.04 in 1999, but has since more than doubled to 0.11.

Other findings by the center include:

  1. Some Indiana counties are experiencing more fatal drug overdoses than others. The counties with the most severe overdose problems are Madison, Marion, Henry and Vanderburgh.
  2. Prescription drug abuse is a main factor in Indiana overdose deaths. According to emergency department accounts, deaths caused by hydrocodone addiction and oxycodone addiction increased by 170% and 450% respectively, between 1994 and 2002.
  3. Indiana substance abusers are often addicted to more than one drug at the same time, which may contribute to the increased number of overdoses (overdose risk is higher when drugs are combined). In 2005, 62% of Hoosiers entering substance abuse treatment reported using two or more drugs, and 28% used three or more drugs. Both figures are “significantly” higher than the national average, the center reported.

Overdoses aren’t the only way drugs can kill. In the city of Indianapolis, police investigated 93 homicides in 2004, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. About 29% of those homicides were motivated by drugs.

Some addicts put off seeking drug rehab because they think rehab requires too much work, and that it will just throw off their everyday lives. Untreated drug addiction, however, is much more disruptive to careers, family lives and physical health.

Drug abuse in Indiana affects all ages, including teens.

It can be difficult for parents to determine if a teenaged child is getting drunk or high. Some of the warning signs, such as a sudden change in appearance or a new circle of friends, may be a normal part of adolescence. But other signs, such as a sudden drop in grades, reduced memory or attention span or bloodshot eyes, should be taken seriously. Consider these statistics from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center:

  1. More than 10% of 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12thgraders reported abusing over-the-counter medications at least once in their lives.
  2. More than 36% of 12thgraders have tried marijuana at least once.
  3. Nearly 8% of 12thgraders have tried cocaine.
  4. Lots of teens are smoking pot regularly. More than 15 percent of 12th graders in 2007 reported smoking marijuana within the past month.

If your teen clearly needs treatment but is at first unwilling, there are techniques, such as an intervention, that can be used to push young adults into adolescent drug rehab.

Many Indiana residents are abusing prescription drugs, and need rehab.

One of the more recent and growing drug problems in Indiana comes from prescription pills, many of them painkillers. Eric Wright, director of the Indiana University Center for Health Policy, told the Indianapolis Star that pill-popping is “probably the most important emerging drug abuse trend in Indiana.” Wright’s center in 2009 released a report showing that 7.6% of Hoosiers reported abusing prescription drugs in the past year — much higher than the national average of 6.2%.

Among the report’s other findings:

  1. Indiana residents aged 18-25 had the highest rate of prescription drug abuse (16%). This abuse rate was substantially higher than the national average among the same age group (12%).
  2. Hoosier high school seniors reported an increase in the abuse of stimulants Ritalin and Adderall, up from 2.9% in 2007 to 3.3% in 2008.
  3. Pain medications are becoming more readily available, which is a dangerous trend. Distribution of oxycodone (Oxycontin) to pharmacies, hospitals and doctor’s offices nearly doubled from 2002 to 2007.

If a pill addiction is causing trouble for you or your loved one, it’s important to enter drug rehab, now. Oxycodone and other prescription drugs can cause fatal overdoses. American Addiction Centers offers a wide variety of specialized programs that cater to all types of clients, from senior citizen’s drug rehab to women’s drug rehab. Call us today at 877-640-1943.

Additional resources:

Drug Enforcement Agency 2008 report

ICJI: Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana

Indianapolis Star — prescription drug abuse article

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