Being the sixth largest city in Michigan, Ann Arbor is also the county seat of Washtenaw County. The city is home for one of the foremost research universities in the US – University of Michigan. The university contributes a lot to the city’s economy, since it assures around 30,000 workplaces. At the same time, high technology field is quite developed in the region, and an explanation for that is that technology is one of the research fields in the University of Michigan. Many people know Ann Arbor as “Tree Town” and that is due to the dense forestation of its parks and residential areas. However, like most of the cities across the country, Ann Arbor struggles with substance abuse and addiction problems. Therefore, the Ann Arbor drug treatment facilities and rehab centers provide a large variety of treatment services for addicts.
According to a 2015 report prepared by SAMHSA, about 6% of Michigan residents aged 12 and older are dependent or abusing alcohol. Moreover, 7.4% of people in Michigan are heavy alcohol users, which is more than the country average. At the same time, 2.5% of people are dependent on other illicit drugs than alcohol.
Similar to other Michigan regions, Washtenaw faces a heroin epidemic. Between 2011 and 2015 there were more than 400 opioid overdose cases in Washtenaw. The average age of heroin overdose is 32 years old and it is more common for white males. At the same time, unintentional prescription opioid overdoses are more common among older white women, with an average age of 51.
Moreover, the CDC data show an increase of the substance abuse mortality rate in Washtenaw County. In 2015 there were 11 drug involving deaths per 100,000 people, which is more than double in comparison with 1999. However, the overdose fatalities rate in Washtenaw is one of the lowest in the state.
In addition to this, alcohol use rate in Washtenaw is higher than the state average. Around 22% of people are excessive alcohol users and 26% of driving accidents are due to alcohol impairment.
Fortunately, there is good news for Ann Arbor drug treatment. The data provided by SAMHSA shows that in 2014 over 8% of alcohol addicts and over 18% of drug dependents in Michigan received professional treatment. The number of drug addicts that received professional help is higher than in 2013, which is encouraging.
Moreover, Michigan received discretionary funding for substance abuse problems. Therefore, the Government allocated around $4,908,000 for substance abuse prevention and $5,752,000 for substance abuse treatment. Besides this, last year, the Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act). Therefore, the US Government allocated more than $1 Billion for alcohol and drug abuse and addiction treatment all over the country.
If you struggle with any drug problem, now you have the chance to get rid of it. Get Treatment has a list of the best Ann Arbor drug treatment facilities and rehab centers. Our addiction Counselors, always available at (855) 638-9268, may conduct free assessment and insurance verification. Besides this, they may help you choose the Ann Arbor drug treatment facility that provides the type of treatment that suits your needs. We are able to help, just call us!