Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse in Poway, California, San Diego County
The city of Poway was originally an unincorporated community in San Diego County, and it officially became a city in 1980. Poway is north of the city of San Diego, and the city is generally considered part of San Diego's North County. Substance abuse and addiction have an impact socially and economically across all of San Diego County. According to a 2016 San Diego Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) approximately 17.2% of adults aged 18 or older in the county self-report heavy alcohol consumption. Additionally, hospitalization rates for acute substance abuse increased by almost 40% from 2010 to 2013 among residents aged 15 to 24. During that same time, emergency department visits among seniors due to alcohol abuse increased by close to 90%.
Prescription drug abuse in the county has been problematic for many years, impacting cities such as Poway. For example, going back to 2011, there were 267 unintentional prescription drug-related deaths in the county. Approximately 17% of 11th-grade students that year were misusing prescription drugs. Typically, when adolescents are abusing prescription drugs, they find unused prescriptions within the house. In 2011 the number of treatment admissions was over 13,500, and by 2015, the number of treatment admissions increased to over 15,100. When more people are seeking treatment for substance abuse, there is less of an impact on the surrounding community.
Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Poway, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.