Finding Addiction Help in Minnesota
Is someone you care about taking drugs or drinking too much? Have you tried to get them to quit but they won’t or can’t do it? Do you wonder and worry about what will happen in the future? Is it getting unbearable to see them in that condition? Do you need help with drug addiction or alcohol abuse?
Our experienced counselors at Addiction Help Services can help you.
Are Drugs a Big Problem in Minnesota?
Yes. Although the number of people in Minnesota using illegal drugs is slightly lower than the national average, it’s still a big problem. And parents should know that it’s a very big problem with kids. For example:
- Did you know that nearly 30,000 kids 12 – 17-years old use prescription pain relievers to get high? And of the total population over 12 years old, about one in 14 people use prescription painkillers for non-medicinal purposes.
- Did you know that one in every three 12-to-17-year-olds smoked marijuana last year?
- Did you know that more than one in three 12-to-20-year-olds drank alcohol in the last month?
This is pretty scary for parents. It means that if your son or daughter is with two friends, there’s a good chance one of the three drink or take drugs.
Of course, that doesn’t mean your kid is on drugs or drinking, but it does mean there’s virtually no chance they won’t be offered them.
Sometimes those offers seem reasonable – with prescription drugs, for example. Most kids (and even a lot of adults) think that because prescription drugs come from a doctor, the drugs are safe. They have no idea that these drugs are very dangerous. In fact, that’s one of the major reasons why they’re only available from a doctor.
But kids tell other kids – “Hey, these are safe. Doctors prescribe them, and doctors wouldn’t give anyone a drug that could harm them, right?”
If your family or someone else you care about is involved in drugs, or you suspect they might be, we can help you.
Call us now at 855-889-0555
We’ll help you figure out what’s going on, and guide you to the right Minnesota addiction help services if needed.
What Drugs Does Addiction Help in Minnesota Focus On?
People have gotten help in Minnesota for just about every type of drug.
For heroin, more than 2,000 a year get addiction help.
For other opiates – including prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percoset, Dilaudid, Xanax, Klonopin, methadone and many other sedatives, tranquilizers, benzos, and so on – nearly 4,000 people get help in Minnesota every year. This gives you an idea of how common things like OxyContin addiction really are.
For methamphetamine and other stimulants, it’s also 4,000 a year.
And about 2,000 people in Minnesota treatment programs go there because of cocaine.
Can Minnesota Addiction Programs Help with Alcohol?
Yes, and it’s a good thing – even though the percentage of the Minnesota population that uses drugs is lower than the national average, alcohol abuse is much higher.
The rate of current alcohol use among Minnesotans is 61.7 percent, compared with 51.3 percent nationally.
Binge drinking (having 5 or more drinks in one sitting) is reported by 27.9 percent of Minnesotans, compared with 22.8 percent nationally.
And as for Minnesota’s young people, even though the number of kids drinking seems to be going down slightly, the number of kids who are binge drinking is still the same.
Does someone in your family have a drinking problem?
Call us now at 855-889-0555
We can help you find the right alcohol addiction treatment program for your situation.
Call us now at 855-889-0555.
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