Since the early day of the prohibition era, Los Angeles, and America, in general, has had a very bad illegal substance addition problem with its populace. Illegal substances are ever-present on the streets of LA, but is it fair to call it a common misconception that LA has the worst illegal substance addition problem?
Millions of Americans live in LA, and 9.4% of Americans over the age of 12 have said that they recently have used an illegal substance, back in 2013. What’s more frightening is that the number keeps growing as the years go by. The use of illegal substances has been a problem in America for generations, and that problem isn’t going away any time soon.
The use of illegal substances in addition to alcohol has been the cause of thousands of illegal substance-related deaths since the time of prohibition. Deaths range from homicides and suicides caused by illegal substance abuse to illegal substance crime, to thousands of overdoses, accidents, and even psychotic episodes. Illegal substances have been the cause for the demise of LA’s communities, with the illegal substance present in every apartment building, suburb, and even trailer.
LA has a bad substance addiction problem, but how bad is it compared to the rest of the country?
The highest addition rates from alcohol come from our very own capital state Washington, DC., New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Delaware. The highest addiction rates from psychological substances come from Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. And the highest addiction rate from stimulant illegal substance come from the states of Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Montana due to its close border relations with Mexico and the fact that the illegal substance can be easily made at home.
The use of rehab clinics is one of the options of fighting the bad problem that is facing LA and the whole of the U.S. Due to the constant rise of illegal substance addiction in Los Angeles, the need for rehabilitation clinics have increased. Los Angeles rehab clinics are not the most popular places because of the negative stigma that is surrounding these establishments.
Visiting rehab clinics is very important if you have a bad illegal substance addiction or alcohol problem. Illegal substance overdose including alcohol poisoning is the 4th leading cause of death in the county of Los Angeles. The mix is the 4th cause of premature death amongst men with almost 16,000 deaths, and it is the 7th leading cause of premature death to women with almost 6000 death recorded in 2010 by the Los Angeles Public Health.
Illegal substance addiction also is closely related to crime with illegal substance offenses accounting for the highest percentage for felony arrests in Los Angeles. 40,928 felony arrests for illegal substance offenses and 31,313 misdemeanor illegal substance arrests were made in 2008. From the total number of adult felony arrests, 32,069 were male while 7,366 were female. From the total number of misdemeanor arrests, 25,530 were male, and 4,918 were female, with a total of 1,493 being juvenile illegal substance felony arrests.