From the city streets of Philadelphia to its rural northwestern counties, Pennsylvania is a state with a wide variety of towns affected by drug addiction. If drug abuse has become a problem for you or your loved one, help is a phone call away. Call American Addiction Centers today at 877-417-6237.
Drug rehab is sorely needed in Pennsylvania, a state with many types of addiction.
Heroin addiction is among the most prevalent forms of substance abuse in the Keystone State (pop. 12,604,767), but there are other drug-related problems, such as cocaine addiction, that continue to plague many Pennsylvanians. Its popularity has remained steady in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The abuse and misuse of DXM — an abbreviation/nickname for the drug dextromethorphan — has become so severe in Pennsylvania that it has garnered state lawmakers’ attention. DXM is a common ingredient in cough syrups and over-the-counter medicines, but when abused, the drug can cause hallucinogenic effects similar to PCP. DXM is increasingly being bought over the Internet in powder form by Pennsylvania teens. Other effects of DXM include confusion, dizziness, slurred speech and loss of motor skills. Long-term, the drug can cause life-threatening liver damage.
According to the States News Service, state lawmakers in Pennsylvania have recently introduced legislation that would classify raw DXM as a substance subject to the Non-controlled Substance Reporting and Registration act — which would require any DXM manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer to register with the state secretary of health.
The Pennsylvania drug rehab centers in our extensive provider network can effectively treat DXM addiction. For adolescent users of the drug, Pennsylvania’s teen drug rehab programs are a lifesaver. Other types of Pensylvania drug rehab options, such as holistic drug treatment and women’s drug rehab are available now by calling American Addiction Centers at 877-417-6237.
The benefit of finding substance abuse help through American Addiction Centers is that facilities in our high-quality network are in or near the state’s 10 largest cities, which are:
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, substance abuse contributes to both the destruction of families as well as street crimes such as robbery and aggravated assault. According to data collected by Philadelphia’s Adult Probation/Parole Department, more than 36% of all those arrested in 2006 tested positive for cocaine. An even higher percentage of arrestees, at 44%, tested positive for marijuana or marijuana metabolites.
Methamphetamine, while still a relatively minor problem in Philadelphia, appears to be growing in popularity in the downtown Philadelphia nightclub scene, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Untreated drug addiction can have tragic, fatal consequences — in 2006 the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office reported 552 total deaths in which cocaine was present.
In addition to violent crime, the simple possession of drugs leads to tens of thousands of Philadelphia arrests every year, with cocaine/opium arrests topping the list in 2007. That year, 5,898 adults and 225 juveniles were arrested for possessing either cocaine or opium.
The capital city of Harrisburg (pop. 48,950) is not affected by drug abuse in the same way as Philadelphia, but drug rehab centers are still needed. Hundreds of Pennsylvanians are arrested every year on drug sale and/or possession charges. In 2006, for example, there were 555 arrests for cocaine or opium possession, and another 280 arrests for marijuana possession. Intelligence gathered from the Drug Enforcement Administration, meanwhile, indicates an increase in encounters with individuals transporting marijuana into Harrisburg from California and Arizona. Remember, no town in Pennsylvania is immune from the problem of drug addiction.
No matter where in Pennsylvania you’re located. and whether you’d prefer to enter treatment in your own neighborhood, in elsewhere in the state, American Addiction Centers is available 24/7 to connect you with the help that you or your family member needs. Call us today at 877-417-6237.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find what you need in your state. We also offer many affordable self pay options for addiction treatment in Pennsylvania.