The Office of Applied Studies, in its report for SAMHSA, regarding adolescent behavioral health in states, shows that nearly 102,000 adolescents had admitted to the use of illicit drugs in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, PA. Of these, 71,000 had been using marijuana and 50,000 had admitted to the use of some other illicit drugs. Apart from this, the situation regarding abuse of prescription drugs has also been seen to be quite grave in the state and in Philadelphia, PA. The report states that 29,000 males and 33,000 female adolescents had been using such prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, during the year prior to the review.
If someone close to you is in need of treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, they can find help by going through our directory listings of rehab centers that are located in Philadelphia, PA, and elsewhere in the state. Individualized programs are offered to clients, according to the nature and intensity of the addiction, as well as other factors. Apart from detoxification, therapy and medicinal treatment, there is continuous supervision offered to patients. In many cases, even the parents and close family and friends are invited so that they can participate with the client in therapy sessions and provide a stable support system for more effective recovery.
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