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Lancaster, California Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Los Angeles County’s Lancaster, California is struggling with meth and opioid abuse. Like other California cities and counties, meth is a drug of choice for many Lancaster residents. The highly addictive substance is destroying the lives of many locals. Los Angeles County has the 2nd highest number of opioid abusers in the United States. Between 2006 and 2012, there were 400 deaths yearly between 2006 and 2012 due opioids in Los Angeles County.

Lancaster’s Meth Crisis

Meth abuse statistics have increased with 47,703 state-wide meth treatment admissions since 2001. Meth, often called crystal meth, ice, and glass, is largely available due to California’s proximity to Mexico—where much of meth consumed in Lancaster is produced. However, California residents also locally manufacture meth in meth labs. In some previous years, 202 meth labs were busted the state.

Meth Addiction and Signs of Abuse

Meth abuse leaves visible signs in users. The most noticeable signs of meth abuse are rapid weight loss and aging. Meth speeds up the metabolism, encourages fat loss, and increases the body’s blood pressure. As a result, individuals abusing meth undergo severe weight loss. Combine this with the other effects of meth, like decreases in appetite, and users can lose weight and age quickly.  Other signs of meth abuse include:

  • Loss of empathy
  • Talkativeness
  • Paranoia
  • Liver damage
  • Sniffing
  • Appetite loss
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Bad breath
  • Scabbing of the skin
  • Dental damage

Meth can be smoked, injected, taken by mouth. People who inject meth will likely have track marks in their arms.

Treatment for Meth Abuse

Treatment is vital for overcoming a meth dependency. Getting treatment shows responsibility in the individual struggling with meth dependency. Although meth creates life-altering consequences, it is never too late to get treatment. With treatment, future patients will have the best medications and therapies for their substance use disorder. They will also have access to the unique treatments each facility offers, including group therapy, 12-Step programs, faith-based treatment, animal therapy, and fitness programs.

Detox for Meth Abuse

Withdrawing from meth wreaks havoc on the body, and quitting meth can be challenging. The substance affects the body immensely although the actual impacts will vary from person to person. Detox is the important first step of meth addiction treatment and should be done with the supervision of a medical professional. The time it takes to detox from meth depends on a number of factors such as the length of time the user was addicted and the severity of the addiction, but typically lasts between 1 and 31 days. Most users find the first two weeks, as this is when most individuals feel the most uncomfortable side effects like cravings, anxiety, and depression.

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With just 30 days at a rehab center, you can get clean and sober, start therapy, join a support group, and learn ways to manage your cravings.

Inpatient Versus Outpatient Rehab in Lancaster

Lancaster residents seeking substance abuse treatment have 2 primary options for wellness: inpatient and outpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab allows the patient to stay in the facility where they seek treatment and receive around-the-clock help from staff members. Inpatient therapy offers the highest and best level of treatment and is ideal for patients who can fully commit to their recovery and can miss work and other obligations for a few months.

Outpatient rehab offers patients certain addiction treatment medications, therapy sessions, and 12-Step programs. The main difference is that the patient is not living at the facility, but rather traveling there during the day for treatment. The patient may be able to manage responsibilities of life while getting treatment. Day programs provide patients with effective care with the patient meeting 5 to 7 days a week. Outpatient rehab benefits people who can commit to living a life free of illicit substances and alcohol but must maintain their job or other life commitments. Lastly, this method is often more cost friendly for patients on a budget.

Make a Change Today

Struggling with a substance abuse disorder can be difficult. Help is available, and treatment providers will guide future patients to the right facility for them. Contact a treatment provider to discover your best options for recovery.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

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Lebanon, PA 17042
717-277-7500

College Programs

Counseling & Disability Services

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

We offer counselling for students on various issues like mental illness, depression, stress, anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, grief and loss, substance use, poor academic performan...

750 E King St
Lancaster, PA 17602

Counseling & Career Center

Lancaster Bible College

The Counseling Center is focused on offering counseling to students that have areas of their lives that disturb the regular balance of life. We exist to break down those obstacles so that the st...

901 Eden Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601

Center for Counseling and Human Development

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

A counseling services can help students with their alcohol or drug abuse, besides which it can also help create a supportive environment to help meet the mental health needs of a student. The Ce...

1 S George St
Millersville, PA 17551

Student Assistance (Rtll & SAP)

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

To understand and work with students who are referred for mental health and chemical use, abuse and dependency this team has gone through state approved training. It also plays a primary role in...

1730 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584

Counseling Services

Franklin and Marshall College

The Counseling Services personals has broad expertise in college counseling and is dedicated to given out top quality services for college students in an exceedingly secure, classified, and libe...

931 Harrisburg Ave (College Square)
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Counseling Services

Elizabethtown College

Counseling services are available to currently enrolled students for no additional charge in a confidential and diversity affirming environment that facilitate our students’ personal, soci...

One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

Personal Counseling Services

YTI Career Institute-York

Numerous issues can be effectively treated if distinguished early, and a referral is made to those talented in managing them whether the issue is one of physical ailment, mental or emotional anx...

1405 Williams Rd
York, PA 17402

Health Services

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York

The counselors at the Student Affairs office are special trained to helps the students with issues lie Alcohol or other drug abuse. They are also actively involved in alcohol awareness activitie...

1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403-3326

Counseling Services

Lebanon Valley College

The LVC personnel recognize that your college incident may present personal and intermediary challenges, in addition to opportunities for development. Especially for those students are looking ...

101 College Ave
Annville, PA 17003

Counseling Services

York College Pennsylvania

College is a challenging time where there are new relationships to build with, deadlines to meet with, a career to plan which seems like a lot of juggle for students. To find solutions to life’s...

441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3651

Counseling Services

Consolidated School of Business-York

The personal at CSB is paying attention on you and your achievement. Thus CSB offers a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program to help students to find the suitable resources for counseling an...

1605 Clugston Rd
York, PA 17404

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