Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers In Pontiac, Michigan (9)
Michigan has been ranked high and in some cases above the national levels for drug abuse during the 2005-2006 surveys conducted by the NSDUH for SAMHSA. Rates for drug abuse in the age group of 12 to 17 years was among the top 10 in the country for the years 2002 to 2004. Rates of alcohol abuse were also equal to the national average for this age group in Pontiac, MI. The N-SSATS and TEDS survey showed that there were totally 45,290 people in treatment for addiction, in a one day census. Out of these 41,962 were in the outpatient category and 3,415 were below the age of 18 years.
Prescription drug abuse is also at its highest in Pontiac, MI, with not just adults abusing the drugs, such as Oxycontin, but also 12th graders below fifteen years. Such abusers visit doctors and obtain multiple prescriptions. They also obtain such drugs through fraudulent prescriptions through pharmacies. If you know someone experiencing such addiction problems, they can find help through our directory listings of rehab centers in and around Pontiac, MI, which can help them towards recovery and a cleaner way of life. Help someone today, as we see so many children under the age of 18 years in emergency rooms due to drug overdoses, from over the counter medicines and prescription drugs.