Substance Abuse and Addiction in Manteca, California, San Joaquin County
The city of Manteca is in the Central Valley of California, located in San Joaquin County 76 miles east of San Francisco. The population of the city is just under 70,000 residents and most cities of this size struggle with behavioral health problems, such as substance abuse. San Joaquin County is made up of seven cities and numerous small towns, among many rural and ranching communities. According to the San Joaquin County 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, high priority health needs include mental health, and medium priority health needs include substance abuse. Substance abuse within the county is linked to community violence, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. Some of the most commonly cited drugs within the assessment include marijuana, methamphetamine, tobacco, and alcohol.
According to the assessment of deaths by suicide, drug or alcohol poisonings, that year was 46 deaths per 100,000 population. Approximately 35% of the population in San Juaquin county are considered heavy drinkers, and 34% of driving deaths are due to impaired driving. Opioids and prescription pain medication have also contributed to the substance abuse problems in Manteca and throughout San Juaquin County. Per the San Juaquin County 2019 Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment, 25 people died in 2019 due to opioid-related overdose. Medication-assisted treatment with behavioral counseling is a standard treatment approach used. In 2019 there were over 6,800 buprenorphine prescriptions given, and there are six opioid treatment programs in the county. Currently, as of 2019, over 1,100 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment, and 645 receive treatment from a prescriber in the county.
Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Manteca, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.