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Addiction Treatment Pennsylvania

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 800-890-1956.
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.

Other popular forms of drug abuse in Pennsylvania include:

  1. OxyContin addiction: This prescription drug is very popular in some parts of the state, particularly northeastern Pennsylvania.
  2. Methamphetamine addiction: This is a significant problem in Pennsylvania, as evidenced by the substantial increase in methamphetamine seizures by law-enforcement between 2004 and today.
  3. Marijuana addiction: Another of the most heavily-abused and trafficked drugs in Pennsylvania. Of Pennsylvania’s 69,803 substance abuse treatment admissions in 2006, 10,213 treated marijuana/hashish addicts.

DXM is a new drug of abuse in Pennsylvania.

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 800-890-1956.

All across Pennsylvania, our drug rehab centers are ready to help.

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:

  1. Philadelphia (pop. 1,540,351)
  2. Pittsburgh (pop. 312,819)
  3. Allentown (111,025)
  4. Erie (103,817)
  5. Upper Darby Township (82,159)
  6. Reading (80,888)
  7. Scranton (72,026)
  8. Bethlehem (71,608)
  9. Lancaster (56,116)
  10. Millcreek Township (54,022)

Pennsylvania teens are abusing drugs, and may need drug rehab.

  1. Roughly 78% of Pennsylvania 12th graders who participated in the 2007 Pennsylvania Youth Survey had used alcohol at least once in their lifetime, compared to 72% of 12th graders nationally. When it comes to marijuana use, 19.2% of Pennsylvania 12th graders reported smoking pot within the last 30 days, compared to 18.8% of 12th graders nationally.
  2. Among Pennsylvania 10th graders, 23.5% of 10th graders had used marijuana at least once in their lives, compared to 31% of 10th graders nationally. Binge drinking reported by 8th graders was also lower in Pennsylvania (6.5%) than in the nation as a whole (10.3%).
  3. Adolescent drug rehab can help your teen conquer an addiction to drugs or alcohol. American Addiction Centers can also help parents identify warning signs that addiction is a problem for their son or daughter.

Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city, and a hotbed of drug addiction.

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.

Harrisburg is proof that Pennsylvania’s smaller cities need drug rehab centers, too.

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 800-890-1956.

Additional resources:

Drug-Free Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

Pennsylvania Youth Survey

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.