The city of Chula Vista is the second-largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area and is the 7th largest in Southern California. Many of the drug problems that affect Chula Vista are coming from San Diego, along with the drugs being smuggled over the southern border. This is why it is so important to have enough drug rehab programs in Chula Vista. Between 2008 and 2018, there has been a steady increase in opioid-related overdose deaths within San Diego County. In 2017 the number of drug-related deaths had peaked, and by 2018 it started to drop off.
During 2018 in San Diego County, there were 210 prescription opioid-related deaths and 36 prescription drug-related deaths. Within that same year in the county heroin overdose was the cause of the 105 deaths, and all other drugs and alcohol were the cause of 373 deaths. According to the Medical Examiner, heroin was the most commonly found drug, followed by fentanyl, codeine, and oxycodone. Prescription drug abuse is a common problem that can start early in life. Adolescents, for example, who begin to misuse prescription drugs, find unused prescriptions within their parent's home. The misuse of prescription drugs will lead to addiction and eventually abusing other types of drugs later in life. This makes the substance abuse treatment programs in Chula Vista even more essential.
Here is a list of the different services in Chula Vista, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.