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Costa Mesa, California is a city that is currently struggling with increased rates of substance abuse, particularly that of prescription opioid drugs and Cocaine. Thankfully, Costa Mesa is home to 37 treatment facilities that all specialize in addiction rehabilitation and recovery.

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Addiction in Costa Mesa, California

Costa Mesa is located on the coast of California just minutes from Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Known as the “City of Arts,” Costa Mesa is home to around 112,825 people and boasts a long history of support and involvement in the performing arts. However, the Orange County city is currently experiencing high rates of opioid dependency and Cocaine abuse. In 2017, there were nearly 1,300 drug abuse violations reported by the Costa Mesa Police Department.

The Opioid Crisis in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is ranked as one of the top 8 cities in all of Orange County for opioid-related ED visits and is additionally one of the top 7 cities for opioid overdose death. According to the latest OC Health Care Agency report, drug-related deaths in Orange County have increased by 82% since the early 2000s, and hospitalizations cost the geographic area more than $100 million a year. The coroner’s office reports that 66.8% of those deaths were caused by accidental overdoses from prescription opioids such as Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. The rate at which opioid medications are prescribed in Orange County is significantly higher than the state average, and local officials are hoping that new prescribing regulations will help curb the availability of the drugs.

In addition to prescription painkillers, there is another potent opioid causing overdose deaths in California: fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and is progressively showing up in drugs such as heroin and cocaine unbeknownst to consumers. According to the state health department, fentanyl deaths in California tripled between the years 2016 and 2017. Over the last year, DEA agents have made repeated seizures of both heroin and Cocaine laced with fentanyl throughout Southern California and the Central Coast.

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug and is the most powerful synthetic opioid available. It is so powerful that mere inhalation or contact with the skin can cause a drug overdose resulting in death.

- Rob Sharpnack, Costa Mesa Police Chief

Countywide, the number of DUI cases involving fentanyl doubled to 20 between 2014 and October 2015, and fentanyl possession increased from three cases in 2014 to 12 as of November 2015. Pharmaceutical fentanyl, which is commonly prescribed in the form of patches and lozenges to treat pain in cancer patients, is also being abused in Costa Mesa. In 8 out of 15 fentanyl overdoses last year in Orange County, people died while in possession of the prescription form of the drug.

The Prevalence of Cocaine

In the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 10.47% of California residents reported using Cocaine in the past month. Costa Mesa has not been spared from these state statistics and is currently struggling with high rates of cocaine abuse and dependency. This can largely be attributed to the city’s close proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego, which are both high intensity drug trafficking areas. Illicit drugs are so widely available in the region because the California coast and I-5 interstate system have become some of the main transportation lines that drug traffickers use to bring Cocaine into the country from Canada and Mexico. It’s estimated that 95% of the Cocaine in the U.S. is smuggled in by Mexican cartels. Due to the fact that Orange County is so close to the major points of entry, Cocaine prices are among the lowest in the world and boasts some of the highest purity crystal. From 2011 to 2016, the average purity of DEA seized samples from the OC went up by 15%.

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Finding Treatment in Costa Mesa

Alcoholism and drug dependency can occur due to many complex reasons and can seem impossible to face. However, you’re not alone, and there are resources that can help. There are close to 40 treatment facilities available in Costa Mesa alone that all work towards helping those suffer from addiction recover, and thousands more throughout the country. Contact a dedicated treatment provider today, and get started on the road to recovery.

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Government Programs

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Name Location Phone
MSCA P.O. Box 51446
Irvine, CA 92619-1446

College Programs

Counseling Center

Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Counseling Services

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa
California 92626

UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion

University of California-Irvine

CA 92697

Counseling Center

Concordia University-Irvine

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

Student Psychological Counseling Services

Chapman University

410 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866, USA

Counseling Services

Hope International University

2400 E. Katella Ave. #900
Anaheim, CA 92806

Student Services

Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Student Services

Soka University of America

1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Student Association (SAAPSA)

California State University-Fullerton

P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

AA and NA Meetings in Costa Mesa

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Southern Orange County Intergroup Office 1754 Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
North Orange County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous 1661 E. CHAPMAN AVE. SUITE 1H, FULLERTON, CA 92831 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beginners Steps on the Beach East Ocean Boulevard and Junipero Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90803 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Catársis Group 2725 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 204. Signal Hill, CA 90755 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Group Looking for Sobriety 1327 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Long Beach New Dawn Group 1223 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, Ca. 90813 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Norwalk Gratitude Group 11929 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, Ca. 90650 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Group There is a Solution 15716 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, Ca. 90650 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Group Back to Basics 11815 Orange street # 3 Norwalk, Ca 90650 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm, Friday: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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