Connecticut has one of the highest drug abuse rates in the country, as well as one of the largest rates of unmet need for substance abuse treatment. According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), in 2010, 51 981 people were admitted for substance abuse treatment in Connecticut. This is staggering when you take into account the rate of people who need treatment but have not sought it. Of those, 1.4% were between the ages of 12-17, 6.0% between the ages of 18-20, and 16% between the ages of 21-25. As is clear, the numbers rise steadily and dramatically. The most popular drugs for the 18-25 median group are marijuana, opiates, heroin, and PCP. Marijuana is the most popular drug for those aged 12-17. If you think your child or other loved one is exhibiting strange or erratic behavior related to drug use, you may need to speak to them about getting treatment.
This is a crucial life stage, not only developmentally, but in terms of school, college and employment. If your child has become dependent on drugs, it will affect their ability to perform in these areas and it will affect their future. There are a number of Connecticut treatment facilities for youth. Review the list on our website to find the right treatment center and treatment plan for you. Change the future today.
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