Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Pennsylvania
Residents of Pennsylvania are fighting some of the same battles seen across the United States and abroad. Drug use and alcohol use are taking a toll on individuals and families in a serious way. On a daily basis, relationships are challenged and lives are lost. Addressing these issues starts with understanding where the situation currently stands and getting help for those who need it, whether or not they are willing to accept it. In many cases, the best thing a Pennsylvania local can do is to travel out of their town and far away from their day to day life so that they can focus strictly on their recovery.
Alcohol Addiction in Pennsylvania
In 2017, the state of Pennsylvania saw 10,346 alcohol-related car crashed in which 293 people died. Drinking while under the influence is not only risky behavior that may point to an alcohol use disorder, but it is also illegal. In the event of a DUI, the individual may be required to seek alcohol addiction treatment. At Level Up Lake Worth, we welcome people who are trying to get treatment following an eye-opening incident such as a car crash, but we also hope individuals will seek help before something happens that they cannot take back.
Drug Addiction in Pennsylvania
It is estimated that in 2017 there were over 300,000 people in Pennsylvania struggling with a drug use disorder. These numbers are estimated to be highest in Philidelphia and Pittsburg, PA. These cities have also seen the highest number of drug overdose deaths in the state. Below is a breakdown of additional statistics to provide perspective on the severity of the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania, despite efforts to address the growing concern.
Pennsylvania Drug Use – Quick Stats
- Between January 1, 2018 and January 25, 2020, there were 31,610 doses of Naloxone were administered by Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services.
- Between January 1, 2018 and January 25, 2020, there were 21,011 emergency room visits for opioid overdoses in Pennsylvania.
- Between January 1, 2018 and January 26, 2020, there were 31,594 calls to the Pennsylvania “Get Help Now” hotline.
- Between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019, there were 3,705 cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in babies born in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Regardless of whether an individual is struggling with alcohol, heroin, benzos, cocaine, or any combination of drugs, the first place they need to get to is a medical detox facility. The alcohol detox, heroin detox, cocaine detox, or another detox process can be best managed in a controlled detox facility. Pennsylvania residents who start at a detox treatment center can be comfortable knowing that they will monitored 24/7 and will be provided with the best medical care and therapy to help them maneuver the initial days or weeks of sobriety.
After detox, a holistic addiction treatment facility will work with each individual client to develop a personalized treatment plan. This treatment plan will take into consideration the individual’s history with addiction and recovery, and medical conditions, any mental health disorders, and additional special circumstances.
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Travel to Florida for Drug & Alcohol Rehab
As mentioned at the top of this page, sometimes the best thing an individual can do is to travel to another state for their recovery. Level Up Lake Worth is based in Lake Worth, Florida and is a top treatment facility that is accredited by the Joint Commissions, as well as the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. We are proud to be a trusted facility that serves individuals from Youngstown, Pittsburg, Johnstown, Altoona, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Willmington, Allentown, Philidelphia, and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.
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