Addiction in Elk Grove

While Elk Grove’s crisis may seem small, its rate of death from drugs is much higher than the average in California. Within Sacramento County, the death rate from drug use was at 6.49 per 100,000 people in 2000, a relatively low number given the sheer number of deaths the U.S. experiences on a daily basis. However, that number nearly tripled to 15.41 by 2007. This made it higher than the state’s average from 2002 on. Growing higher still, the number of deaths from drug use alone averaged at 18.3 deaths per 100,000 people from 2014 to 2016. In this same amount of time, deaths from alcohol were fairly stable, keeping at a death rate to just over 11 per 100,000 people from 2000 to 2007.

The Impact of Opioids in Elk Grove

While many states, counties, and cities are facing a threat from opioids, the opioid crisis in Elk Grove and Sacramento County is fairly small compared to the impact of other drugs. In 2017, only 61 people died from opioids across the entire county. Given that Sacramento County is home to over 1.5 million people, 61 does not seem like a high number. However, as of 2017, there were 1.1 million opioid prescriptions going around the county. It is impossible to say how many prescriptions are going to any one person, or how many of these are recurring, but with that many going around, many cases are a ticking-time bomb ready to go off. Even if people aren’t dying, which should always be positive, there are literally thousands of people who are more likely to become addicted.

Fake Norco in Elk Grove

In 2016, a pill that was being distributed in Sacramento County killed 7 people and left 28 either sick or hospitalized. This pill, which dealers disguised to look like the prescription pill Norco, was actually fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than morphine.

A big cause of the surge of opioid-related deaths that have been rising is the prominence of fentanyl. Not only is the opioid becoming more available, but dealers are actually using it to cut their cost. Given the drug’s potency and low cost to make, a dealer is able to sell people other opioids cut with fentanyl to make a greater profit. However, given how potent the drug is, it is very easy for a dealer to unintentionally give a customer a fatal dose. It is also possible that someone takes more fentanyl by mistake, because they try to take their usual dose without the knowledge of the presence of fentanyl.

Finding Help in Elk Grove

Finding the right treatment is not only hard, it is imperative. Going into a treatment program that isn’t the right fit can mean a greater chance of relapse. If you or someone you love are suffering from addiction in Elk Grove, don’t be afraid to look for help across the state or even the country. There are a lot of options out there and the right one for you might not be in your neighborhood. Remember that recovery is a long process and starting off on the right foot will set the foundation. Don’t limit yourself. If you have questions about your options, or just don’t know where to start, try reaching out to a compassionate treatment specialist. They can help you find the best rehab based of your needs and location.

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    California Northern Interior Area (CNIA)P.O. Box 161712
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    Cosumnes River College

    With Cosumnes River College student ID number, the Counseling Center provides services to students. We have a tendency to encourage all students – new and existing – to be a lot of proactive in designing out their tutorial careers by visiting counselors throughout our appointment season. Counselors are resently meeting with continued, returning, new totally matriculated, and transfer students by appointment solely however we’ve one drop-in counselor accessible in the least times.

    8401 Center Parkway
    Sacramento, CA 95823

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    Sacramento City College

    The best major and career goal for you can be explored and selected by you and your counsellor. Counselors provide confidential, short-term, non-therapeutic counseling. We believe that a career goal should be based on your own unique interests, personal values, aptitude, and life experiences. In clarifying and planning your academic goals our counselors are available to assist you.

    3835 Freeport Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95822

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    California State University-Sacramento

    SHCS aims to boost students’ academic expertise by addressing health-related difficulty to learn, enabling students to form abreast of health assessment, and endorsing the seven proportions of wellbeing – academic, physiological wellbeing, ecological, physical, vocation, religious, and socio-cultural. Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) clinch a comprehensive and cooperative approach to health care by giving insistent care, medical care, protective services, wellbeing education, hostility support services, and psychological wellbeing services to the Sacramento State campus community.

    6000 J Street
    Sacramento, CA. 95819 -5061

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    American River College

    To provide academic, career and short-term personal counseling to help students successfully reach their goals is the mission of the American River College Counseling Center. The focus of this counseling is problem solving. We provide short-term, confidential, counselling in order to help students identify, cope with, or overcome these obstacles. Anxiety or depression, inability to concentrate, grief, difficulties in relationships, or the like are some of the common concerns that may call for personal counselling. We can provide referrals to professionals in the community for situations that call for more extensive therapy.

    4700 College Oak Drive
    Sacramento, Calif. 95841

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    Folsom Lake College

    To successfully reach their educational, career and personal goals the Counseling department provides prospective and current students with necessary comprehensive academic, career, transfer and personal counseling.

    10 College Parkway
    Folsom, CA 95630

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    University of California-Davis

    The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services is to improve the physical and emotional well-being of students keeping in mind the end goal to enable them to make academic progress, self-improvement and long lasting wellbeing by giving an incorporated program of value, open, cost delicate and private healthcare services, custom-made to their exceptional and differing needs and to help the University community, through meeting and instruction, to build up a sound grounds condition steady with UC Davis ” Principles of Community”.

    Davis One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

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    Davis College

    The help which a counselor can provide by meeting to a student is they can clarify issues, explore options, and cope more effectively. So to realize their academic and personal goals students need counseling services. To drink alcohol students give a variety of reasons which includes the sensations obtained, peer pressure and just to be a part of a group. And manier times others use alcohol to avoid uncomfortable feelings, like anxiety or sadness. And sometimes they face many difficult situations which arise at school, work, family and friends so alcohol is used to avoid them all. This is a kind of serious problem which can build up quickly especially among college students.

    University of California
    Davis One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

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