As the county seat of Deschutes County, Bend is the largest city and the metropolis in Oregon. The Cascade Range along the Deschutes River and the pine forests make Bend a perfect place for an escape into nature. However, besides these natural ways of relaxing, some Deschutes County residents use drugs in order to feel better. This way of “feeling better” became a serious concern for Deschutes County. Fortunately, there are Bend drug treatment rehab centers that aim to help people recover from drug addiction.
A report from KTVZ in 2013 shows that Bend and the Deschutes County abuse much more substances than other Oregon communities. At the same time, the substance abuse rates in high schoolers are much higher than the state average. Therefore, the most used drugs among teenagers from Deschutes County are alcohol, marijuana and prescription medication.
Deschutes County statistics show that 1 from 5 adults here are binge alcohol drinkers and 1 from 3 motor vehicle accident deaths involve alcohol drinking. Besides, 19% of the Deschutes County substance abusers are between 18 and 25 years old. However, this percentage is lower than the state average (20%).
According to Oregon HIDTA Program, most drug fatalities recorded in 2014 in Oregon counties involve methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. Furthermore, 88% of violent crime and 69% of property crime involve methamphetamine use. Also, methamphetamine represents the primary funding source for major criminal activity in Oregon.
Since drug abuse became a serious problem, there was created the Bend Area Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. It aims to decrease the youth substance abuse and among its members are business professionals, school officials, and law enforcement.
According to SAMHSA, the US Government has allocated more than $125,000 to help reduce and prevent substance use and addiction in Bend. The grant programs aim to reduce access to toxic substances and to strengthen the parental role in this process.
There have been some breakthroughs on the national level as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country.
Treating and breaking free from drug addiction is possible and the help you need is close to you. Get Treatment has a list of several of the highest-ranking Bend drug treatment facilities and rehab centers that aim to help you recovering.
You can find our addiction Counselors at (855) 638-9268. They are always available to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. They may help you in choosing the best rehab center and type of treatment you need. Don’t hesitate, call us and we’ll help you get your sobriety back!